Direct synthesis of formic acid by partial oxidation of methane on H-ZSM-5 solid acid catalyst

Abul Kalam Md Lutfor Rahman, Masako Kumashiro, Tatsumi Ishihara

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Abstract

The direct synthesis of formic acid by partial oxidation of methane was studied using hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) as oxidant with keeping reaction temperature of 373 K and a pressure of 2.6 MPa. High yield (13.0%) and selectivity (66.8%) of formic acid (HCOOH) an important oxygenated compound in chemical industry were achieved using protonated pentasil-type zeolite (H-ZSM-5) as a solid acid catalyst. Tryphenylphosphene(Ph3P) was used as a promoter in reaction system. A fairly large amount of CO 2 was also observed as deep oxidation product.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1198-1200
Number of pages3
JournalCatalysis Communications
Volume12
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 26 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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