Solid Catalysts for the Selective Low-Temperature Oxidation of Methane to Methanol


  • This work was supported by the Project House “ENERCHEM” of the Max Planck Society. We thank B. Spliethoff (MPI für Kohlenforschung) for TEM measurements, S. Palm for SEM measurements, and Dr. C. Weidenthaler for XRD and XPS measurements and for helpful discussions.


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Again and again and again: The title reaction was achieved on a solid catalyst in a covalent triazine-based framework formed by trimerization of 2,6-dicyanopyridine in a ZnCl2 melt. The material possesses bipyridine units as coordination sites for platinum. It shows high activity and can be separated easily from the reaction mixture and recycled several times without significant loss of activity.