The nature of the active compound in Li doped MgO was investigated by comparing the activity and deactivation of Li/MgO catalysts with that of Li2CO3 supported on an inert carrier (ZrO2). The conclusion is that Li2CO3 itself is a very active catalyst (or a catalyst precursor). Also the role of the catalyst in the oxidative coupling of methane was determined: The selectivity of the active catalyst is mainly due to a very high production rate of methyl radicals.
|Name||Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis|
|Conference||conference; International Symposium on New Developments in Selective Oxidation ; (Rimini) : 1989.09.18-22; 1989-09-18; 1989-09-22|
|Period||18/09/89 → 22/09/89|
|Other||International Symposium on New Developments in Selective Oxidation ; (Rimini) : 1989.09.18-22|