Effect of facile nitrogen doping on catalytic performance of NaW/Mn/SiO2 for oxidative coupling of methane

Heeyeon Kim, Suhyeong Lee, Seoyoung Jang, Ji haeng Yu, Jong Suk Yoo, Jangwon Oh

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Abstract

The oxidative coupling of methane (OCM) has great potential as a cost-effective pathway to directly convert methane to C2 species such as ethane and ethylene. Although NaW/Mn/SiO2 is one of the most promising catalysts for OCM, an improvement in its catalytic performance is required to achieve high C2 yield. Herein, we show that a relatively simple pyridine treatment of NaW/Mn/SiO2 leads to nitrogen-doping of the active sites, resulting in significantly high CH4 conversion rate while maintaining high C2 selectivity. Various characterisation techniques such as X-ray diffraction analysis, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, temperature-programmed reduction analysis, transmission electron microscopy, and density functional theory calculations are employed to understand the effect of N doping on the performance of NaW/Mn/SiO2 for OCM.

Original languageEnglish
Article number120161
JournalApplied Catalysis B: Environmental
Volume292
DOIs
StatePublished - 5 Sep 2021

Keywords

  • DFT
  • Ethylene
  • NaW/Mn/SiO
  • Nitrogen doping
  • Oxidative coupling of methane

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