Catalytic Oxidation of Methane to Oxygenated Products: Recent Advancements and Prospects for Electrocatalytic and Photocatalytic Conversion at Low Temperatures

Md Selim Arif Sher Shah, Cheoulwoo Oh, Hyesung Park, Yun Jeong Hwang, Ming Ma, Jong Hyeok Park

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Abstract

Methane is an important fossil fuel and widely available on the earth's crust. It is a greenhouse gas that has more severe warming effect than CO2. Unfortunately, the emission of methane into the atmosphere has long been ignored and considered as a trivial matter. Therefore, emphatic effort must be put into decreasing the concentration of methane in the atmosphere of the earth. At the same time, the conversion of less valuable methane into value-added chemicals is of significant importance in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Although, the transformation of methane to valuable chemicals and fuels is considered the “holy grail,” the low intrinsic reactivity of its C-H bonds is still a major challenge. This review discusses the advancements in the electrocatalytic and photocatalytic oxidation of methane at low temperatures with products containing oxygen atom(s). Additionally, the future research direction is noted that may be adopted for methane oxidation via electrocatalysis and photocatalysis at low temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2001946
JournalAdvanced Science
Volume7
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec 2

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
J.H.P. acknowledges the financial support by the NRF research grant (2019R1A2C3010479, 2019M1A2A2065612, 2019M3E6A1064525, 2019R1A4A1029237). M.M. acknowledges the financial support by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21905298).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH GmbH

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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