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  • Main Title Novel catalysts for methane activation. Quarterly report number 10, January 1--March 31, 1995


  • Author: Hirschon, A.S.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Du, Y.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Wu, H.J.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Malhotra, R.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Wilson, R.B.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: SRI International, Menlo Park, CA (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1995-06-10


  • English


  • Content Description: Fullerenes are a recently discovered allotrope of carbon that possess unusual properties, some of which may be ideal for methane activation. This project is designed to evaluate these carbon-based materials for conversion of methane into higher hydrocarbons. The project is divided into three technical tasks: synthesis and characterization of the fullerenes and fullerene soots; testing of catalysts; and evaluation of the results and technical reporting. The authors had two objectives for this quarter. The first objective was to complete their study of the K-doped fullerene soots to include the selectivity of these materials as a function of methane conversion. The second objective was to identify and evaluate other metal promoters, and the combination of transition and alkali metals to enhance the selectivity of the methane conversion process and hopefully reduce the temperature of reaction. Results from these two tasks are discussed.
  • Physical Description: 13 p.


  • Keyword: Ethylene
  • STI Subject Categories: 10 Synthetic Fuels
  • Keyword: Catalytic Effects
  • Keyword: Nickel
  • Keyword: Hydrocarbons
  • Keyword: Fullerenes
  • Keyword: Potassium
  • Keyword: Progress Report
  • Keyword: Catalysts
  • Keyword: Methane
  • Keyword: Experimental Data
  • Keyword: Synthesis
  • Keyword: Lithium
  • Keyword: Chemical Preparation
  • Keyword: Cesium
  • STI Subject Categories: 03 Natural Gas
  • Keyword: Comparative Evaluations
  • Keyword: Molecular Weight
  • Keyword: Chemical Activation
  • Keyword: Doped Materials
  • Keyword: Palladium


  • Other Information: PBD: 10 Jun 1995


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE96000929
  • Report No.: DOE/PC/92112--T10
  • Grant Number: AC22-92PC92112
  • DOI: 10.2172/113904
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 113904
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc624432


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE96000929
  • Display Note: Medium: P; Size: 13 p.