Sunday, July 5, 2015

Effective conversion of methane by a new copper zeolite

A new bio-inspired zeolite catalyst might pave the way to small scale 'gas-to-liquid' technologies converting natural gas to fuels and starting materials for the chemical industry. Investigating the mechanism of the selective oxidation of methane to methanol they identified a trinuclear copper-oxo-cluster as the active center inside the zeolite micropores.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1Rf0cIM
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