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Issue 8, 2014
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Methane activation: the past and future

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Abstract

The conversion of methane to more valuable chemicals is one of the most intensively studied topics in catalysis. The direct conversion of methane is attractive because the process is simple, but unfortunately its products are chemicals that are more reactive than methane. The current status of this research field is discussed with an emphasis on C–H bond activation and future challenges.

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The article was received on 21 Feb 2014, accepted on 14 May 2014 and first published on 14 May 2014


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00604F
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Energy Environ. Sci., 2014,7, 2580-2591

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    Methane activation: the past and future

    P. Tang, Q. Zhu, Z. Wu and D. Ma, Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, 7, 2580
    DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00604F

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