[Ken Motokura] Accumulation of Active Sites on Surface for Concerted Activation of Alkanes

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Ken Motokura

Tokyo Institute of Technology
School of Materials and Chemical Technology
Associate Professor

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In this study, solid catalyst possessing multi-active sites are prepared and applied to dehydrogenative coupling reaction of alkanes, such as methane. Both strong acidic and basic sites are examined to immobilize on same solid surface. The synergy between concerted activation, protonation and deprotonation of alkane molecules on acid-base sites, respectively, and hydrogen-separation membrane system realize efficient production of alkane-coupling products.

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