Oxidation of CH4 by CO2 in a dielectric barrier discharge

L. M. Martini, G. Dilecce, G. Guella, A. Maranzana, G. Tonachini, P. Tosi

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In the plasma dry reforming, CH4 and CO2 are dissociated by electron collisions producing fragments that in turn react to form new molecules. While the production of CO, H2, and small hydrocarbons has been investigated extensively, much less is known about the plasma synthesis of oxygenated molecules, which is the target of the present work. In addition to experimental results, gas phase reactions for the production of acetic, formic and propanoic acid were investigated by DFT calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-60
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes


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