Volume 86 Issue 37 | p. 34 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 15, 2008

Revising C–H Oxidation

Department: Science & Technology
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Shipping costs for natural gas limit its widespread feasibility as a fuel and are driving research toward selectively oxidizing methane—the primary compound in natural gas—to a more cheaply transported liquid, such as methanol. A proof-of-concept experiment from Roy A. Periana of Scripps Florida, William A. Goddard III of California Institute of Technology, and coworkers suggests that an alternative to traditional methane functionalization reactions might . . .

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