Low-temperature oxidative coupling of methane in an electric field using carbon dioxide over Ca-doped LaAlO3 perovskite oxide catalysts

Tomohiro Yabe, Yukiko Kamite, Kei Sugiura, Shuhei Ogo, Yasushi Sekine

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Methane conversion was conducted over various perovskite oxide catalysts at 423 K using carbon dioxide as an oxidant in an electric field. La0.7Ca0.3AlO3-δ catalyst showed high CO2-OCM activity. The highest CO2-OCM activity, C2 yield of 7.4%, was obtained even at 348 K, that value was higher than those of other earlier reports. Dry reforming of methane to produce syngas (H2 + CO) proceeded simultaneously, and no other byproduct was observed. Results of in-situ IR, XRD and TG measurements demonstrated that CO2 adsorption on the catalyst surface and formation of La2O2CO3 intermediate are important for progress of the CO2-OCM reaction, even at low temperature in an electric field. Ca atom incorporated in LaAlO3 perovskite played an important role in C2 hydrocarbon formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-162
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of CO2 Utilization
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 1



  • Carbon dioxide utilization
  • Electric field
  • Low temperature catalytic reaction
  • Oxidative coupling of methane
  • Perovskite oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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