A Bilayer Coating as an Oxygen-Transfer Cascade for the Electrochemical Ambient Conversion of Methane to Oxygenates

Yanir Kadosh, Yeshayahu Ben-Eliyahu, Yair Bochlin, Lior Ezuz, Yacov Iflah, Shuli Halevy, Sebastian Kozuch, Eli Korin, Armand Bettelheim

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Abstract

Oxidation of methane at ambient conditions to useful oxygenates at a bilayer-coated electrode is demonstrated. The composition of the coating, a Mn porphyrin mediator layer on top of a N(OH) 2/NiOOH one, allows a cascade of oxygen transfer events upon applying a potential. It is shown, using (spectro)electrochemical techniques, density functional theory computations and product analytical methods, that formate and methanol accompanied by CO 2 suppression can be observed at a certain potential range. This can lead to further development of similar oxygen/electron transfer cascades for possible use in devices for energy conversion and fuel/product generation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3154-3157
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume58
Issue number19
Early online date15 Feb 2022
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Mar 2022

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