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Catalysis and the Mechanism of Methane Conversion to Chemicals

C-C and C-O Bonds Formation Using Heterogeneous, Homogenous, and Biological Catalysts

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Introduction

This book introduces various types of reactions to produce chemicals by the direct conversion of methane from the point of view of mechanistic and functional aspects. The chemicals produced from methane are aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons such as propylene and benzene, and methanol. These chemicals are created by using homogeneous catalysts, heterogeneous catalysts such as zeolites, and biocatalysts such as enzymes. Various examples of methane conversion reactions that are discussed have been chosen to illustrate how heterogeneous and homogenous catalysts and biocatalysts and/or their reaction environments control the formation of highly energetic species from methane contributing to C-C and C-O bond formation.

Keywords

Direct conversion of methane to chemicals Enzymes for methanol production Hydrogen production Zeolite catalysts Metals and their oxides Catalytic Conversion of Methane Methane conversion reaction Production of aliphatic hydrocarbons

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Tokyo Institute of TechnologyYokohamaJapan
  2. 2.Tokyo Institute of TechnologyYokohamaJapan

About the authors

Dr. Toshihide Baba received his Ph. D. from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, in 1983. His research interests include catalytic chemistry and physical chemistry to reveal reaction mechanism and catalysis. He is currently Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He published more than 200 articles and contributed to 5 books. He won the Japan Petroleum Institute Award in 2017.

Dr. Akimitsu Miyaji received his Ph. D. from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, in 2004. His research interests include biochemistry and bioengineering of methane monooxygenase, mechanism of molecular recognition and product selectivity of alkane monooxygenase, and oxidative stress due to the oxidation reaction with tyrosinase. He is currently Assistant Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He published 75 articles and contributed to 2 books. He won the Japan Petroleum Institute Award for Encouragement of Research and Development in 2014. He has 13 years of teaching experience at Tokyo Institute of Technology, and 1 year at Shibaura Institute of Technology.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Catalysis and the Mechanism of Methane Conversion to Chemicals
  • Book Subtitle C-C and C-O Bonds Formation Using Heterogeneous, Homogenous, and Biological Catalysts
  • Authors Toshihide Baba
    Akimitsu Miyaji
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-4132-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science Chemistry and Material Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-4131-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-4134-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-4132-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 220
  • Number of Illustrations 168 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Catalysis
    Physical Chemistry
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