The rate controlling step in the oxidative coupling of methane over a lithium-promoted magnesium oxide catalyst

Noel W. Cant, Christopher A. Lukey, Peter F. Nelson*, Ralph J. Tyler

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    Abstract

    The rate of conversion of CH4 in the oxidative coupling reaction over a Li/MgO catalyst at 750 °C is 1.5 times greater than that of CD 4 demonstrating that C-H bond breaking is the rate determining step in this reaction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)766-768
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1988

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