The method of converting methane directly into methanol or acetic acid under mild conditions
Dec 29, 2017 | 10:54 / Interesting information
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A new process developed by researchers shows that mononuclear rhodium particles on a carrier from zeolite or titanium dioxide are capable to support the catalytic conversion of methane into methanol or acetic acid.

The researchers report that this process resulted in about 0.4 kg of acetic acid in kilogram per hour, which, to their opinion, is too low for commercial purposes. But this is another great step forward, notes Hermans, adding that he is likely to lay the foundation for other studies aimed at obtaining useful products from methane.

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