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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
USDOE Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center (PETC), PA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
871381
Patent Number(s):
5720858
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C07 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY C07C - ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; photocatalytic; conversion; methane; converting; methanol; provided; comprising; subjecting; visible; light; presence; catalyst; electron; transfer; agent; embodiment; provides; reacting; water; produce; hydrogen; preparing; fluid; containing; photolysis; effective; period; time; fluid containing; comprising preparing; produce methanol; visible light; provided comprising; electron transfer; photocatalytic conversion; comprising subjecting; transfer agent; containing methane; converting methane; reacting methane; catalytic conversion; hydrogen comprising; /204/999/

Citation Formats

Noceti, Richard P, Taylor, Charles E, and D'Este, Joseph R. Method for the photocatalytic conversion of methane. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Noceti, Richard P, Taylor, Charles E, & D'Este, Joseph R. Method for the photocatalytic conversion of methane. United States.
Noceti, Richard P, Taylor, Charles E, and D'Este, Joseph R. Thu . "Method for the photocatalytic conversion of methane". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871381.
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abstractNote = {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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
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