The Direct Synthesis of H2O2 and Selective Oxidation of Methane to Methanol Using HZSM-5 Supported AuPd Catalysts

Richard J. Lewis, Alejandro Bara-Estaun, Nishtha Agarwal, Simon J. Freakley, David J. Morgan, Graham J. Hutchings

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Abstract: In this study we show that using gold palladium nanoparticles supported on a commercial aluminosilicate (HZSM-5) prepared using a wet co-impregnation method it is possible to produce hydrogen peroxide from molecular H2 and O2 via the direct synthesis reaction. Furthermore, we investigate the efficacy of these catalysts towards the oxidation of methane to methanol using commercially available H2O2. The effect of SiO2: Al2O3 ratio and calcination temperature is evaluated and a direct correlation between support acidity and the catalytic activity towards H2O2 synthesis and methanol production is observed. Graphic Abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3066-3075
Number of pages10
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number11
Early online date22 Jun 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019


  • Gold
  • Green chemistry
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Methane oxidation
  • Palladium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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