Special Issue "Advances in Catalytic Methane Activation"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2023 | Viewed by 96

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Yang Xiao
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Micromanufacturing, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA 71272, USA
Interests: safety analysis of chemical reactors; catalytic methane activation; catalytic bio-oil upgrading
Prof. Dr. Yue Wu
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
Interests: the rational design, scalable synthesis, hierarchical assembly, and controlled consolidation of molecular nanostructured materials; elucidation of the fundamental electronic, thermal, catalytic, and mechanical properties of these bulk nanocomposite materials; exploration of new fundamental science and potential engineering device applications
Dr. Shuai Zhang
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Guest Editor
1. Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
2. Physical Sciences Division, Physical and Computational Sciences Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA 99352, USA
Interests: bimolecular self-assembly, dynamics, and functions at solid-liquid interfaces; crystallization and growth of inorganic minerals, clays, and oxides; interfacial structures and properties at solid-liquid interfaces; property studies of 2D Van der Waals materials and MXene by atomic force microscopy electrostatic force microscopy, conductive atomic force microscopy, etc.; bacterial morphology, interior structure, and functions; disease-related tissue evaluation and corresponding diagnosis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

There is widespread interest in converting methane, the primary component of natural gas and shale gas, into valuable chemicals. In the last decade, catalytic methane activation has made advances in various areas, including oxidative coupling of methane, methane selective oxidation to methanol or other C1 or C2 oxygenates (HCHO, HCOOH, and CH3COOH, etc.). In the present Special Issue, we will accept original research papers and review papers on recent advances in catalytic methane activation.

Dr. Yang Xiao
Prof. Dr. Yue Wu
Dr. Shuai Zhang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Catalysts is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • methane activation
  • catalysis
  • methane
  • alkanes
  • shale gas
  • OCM
  • NOCM
  • selective oxidation of methane

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