Oxidative coupling of methane over Ba/CaO catalysts: a comparison with Li/MgO

S.J. Korf, J.A. Roos, J.W.H.C. Derksen, J.A. Vreeman, J.G. van Ommen, J.R.H. Ross

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A comparison has been made of the behaviour in the oxidative coupling of methane of a Ba/CaO catalyst with that of a Li/MgO material. Doping of CaO with BaCO3 resulted in a catalyst which is more active at lower reaction temperatures than is BaCO3. The active oxygen entity in the case of Ba/CaO is probably an O2−2 species. Ba/CaO is more stable but less selective than is Li/MgO. The effect of residence time was studied for both Ba/CaO and Li/MgO. The direct oxidation of methyl radicals to give carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide plays a more important role in the case of Ba/CaO than is the case with Li /MgO.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)291-309
JournalApplied catalysis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1990


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