• Alma I. Olivos-Suarez
  • A. Szecsenyi
  • Emiel J M Hensen
  • Javier Ruiz-Martinez
  • Evgeny A. Pidko
  • J. Gascon

In this Perspective, we highlight the main challenges to be addressed in the development of heterogeneous catalysts for the direct functionalization of methane. Along with our personal view on current developments in this field, we outline the main mechanistic, engineering, and catalyst design issues that have hampered implementation of new technologies and highlight possible paths to overcome these problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2965-2981
Number of pages17
JournalACS Catalysis
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Research areas

  • alkane functionalization, C-H bond activation, heterogeneous catalysis, methane activation, methane valorization, radical rebound mechanism, reaction mechanism

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