A study of the methane-deuterium exchange reaction over a range of metal oxides

Hargreaves, J.S.J. , Hutchings, G.J., Joyner, R.W. and Taylor, S.H. (2002) A study of the methane-deuterium exchange reaction over a range of metal oxides. Applied Catalysis A: General, 227(1-2), pp. 191-200. (doi:10.1016/S0926-860X(01)00935-8)

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a study of the methane–deuterium exchange reaction for a range of metal oxides. Interestingly, particularly with respect to their potential dehydrogenation role in other catalytic systems, Ga<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub> was found to be the most active by a considerable margin followed by ZnO. The results indicate that the oxide basicity may be an important factor in the activation of methane, although basicity arguments cannot be used to rationalise the dataset as a whole.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hargreaves, Professor Justin
Authors: Hargreaves, J.S.J., Hutchings, G.J., Joyner, R.W., and Taylor, S.H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Applied Catalysis A: General
Publisher:Elsevier BV
ISSN:0926-860X
ISSN (Online):1873-3875

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