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Title: Method for the photocatalytic conversion of methane

Abstract

A method for converting methane to methanol is provided comprising subjecting the methane to visible light in the presence of a catalyst and an electron transfer agent. Another embodiment of the invention provides for a method for reacting methane and water to produce methanol and hydrogen comprising preparing a fluid containing methane, an electron transfer agent and a photolysis catalyst, and subjecting said fluid to visible light for an effective period of time. 3 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
570458
Patent Number(s):
5720858
Application Number:
PAN: 8-682,498
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 24 Feb 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; 10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; METHANE; PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS; OXIDATION; METHANOL; SYNTHESIS; CATALYSTS; VISIBLE RADIATION; WATER; HYDROGEN PRODUCTION; ELECTRON TRANSFER

Citation Formats

Noceti, R P, Taylor, C E, and D`Este, J R. Method for the photocatalytic conversion of methane. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Noceti, R P, Taylor, C E, & D`Este, J R. Method for the photocatalytic conversion of methane. United States.
Noceti, R P, Taylor, C E, and D`Este, J R. Tue . "Method for the photocatalytic conversion of methane". United States.
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