Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 53 Issue 39

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

50_36b/2011Back Cover: Efficient Sunlight-Driven Dehydrogenative Coupling of Methane to Ethane over a Zn+-Modified Zeolite (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 36/2011)

Activation of C-H bonds in saturated hydrocarbons under mild conditions is a great challenge. In their Communication on page 8299 ff. J.-S. Chen and co-workers report a Zn+-modified ZSM-5 material that shows photocatalytic activity for the dehydrogenative coupling of methane to ethane and hydrogen under UV and sunlight irradiation at room temperature. The energy needed to power the photocatalytic system is much lower than that required by previously reported systems.

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