Conversion of Ethanol via C-C Splitting on Noble Metal Surfaces in Room-Temperature Liquid-Phase.

Academic Article


  • Rh-catalyzed decomposition of ethanol into CO2 and CH4 via C-C bond splitting is reported in room-temperature liquid phase under atmospheric pressure. Mechanistic investigations show that C-C bond splitting of ethanol on the noble metal surface is rapid, and CO2 forms through the oxidation of α-CH xO and β-CH x fragments after C-C bond splitting, while CH4 forms through the hydrogenation of β-CH x utilizing H atoms from -OH, β-CH x, and α-CH xOH fragments.
  • Authors

  • Yang, Guangxing
  • Farsi, Lida
  • Mei, Yuhan
  • Xu, Xing
  • Li, Anyin
  • Deskins, N Aaron
  • Teng, Xiaowei
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • June 19, 2019
  • Has Subject Area

    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 31150576
  • Start Page

  • 9444
  • End Page

  • 9447
  • Volume

  • 141
  • Issue

  • 24