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Partial Oxidation of Methane to Syngas via Formate Intermediate Found for a Ruthenium-Rhenium Bimetallic Catalyst

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Title: Partial Oxidation of Methane to Syngas via Formate Intermediate Found for a Ruthenium-Rhenium Bimetallic Catalyst
Authors: Li, Lingcong Browse this author
Dostagir, Nazmul H. Md Browse this author
Shrotri, Abhijit Browse this author
Fukuoka, Atsushi Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Kobayashi, Hirokazu Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: methane
bimetallic catalyst
partial oxidation
Issue Date: 2-Apr-2021
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Journal Title: ACS catalysis
Volume: 11
Issue: 7
Start Page: 3782
End Page: 3789
Publisher DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c05491
Abstract: Partial oxidation of methane (POM) is a potential technology to increase the efficiency of synthesizing a mixture of CO and H-2 called syngas, in comparison to steam reforming processes. Recently, supported metals modified with Re have emerged as active catalysts for POM. However, the role of Re in this reaction has been unclear. Here, we demonstrate that the addition of Re to a Ru/Al2O3 catalyst changes the reaction mechanism. The bimetallic catalyst oxidizes CH4 to mainly CO via formate. After all of the O-2 is used, steam reforming and reverse water-gas shift take place to increase the yield of CO and H-2. This is in contrast to Ru/Al2O3, which catalyzes POM mostly by complete oxidation of CH4 to CO2 and H2O and subsequent reforming reactions. In the bimetallic catalyst, the main role of Ru is to reduce Re species, and the reduced Re species produces formate from CH4 and also accelerates the steam reforming reaction. The dual roles of Re increase the total catalytic performance. These results show that Re is a main player rather than a simple promoter in the catalytic reaction.
Rights: This document is the unedited Author’s version of a Submitted Work that was subsequently accepted for publication in [ACS Catalysis], copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review. To access the final edited and published work see [].
Type: article (author version)
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Submitter: 小林 広和

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