The oxidative coupling of methane (OCM) was performed using Na2WO4/Mn catalysts supported on Mg/Ti/Si mixed oxides. Na2WO4/Mn/Mg0.05Ti0.05Si0.90On exhibited a 23.1% C2 yield at 800 °C, which is a 35% higher C2 yield than that obtained using conventional Na2WO4/Mn/SiO2 in this study. The formation of Mg/Ti-doped α-cristobalite SiO2 was observed for supported Na2WO4/Mn catalysts, and their improved catalytic activity could be attributed to the suppressed incorporation of Na/W/Mn compounds into the α-cristobalite SiO2 structure and the existence of OCM-active Na/W/Mn compounds exposed on the support surface. X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and O2-temperature-programmed desorption were performed in an effort to understand the improved catalytic OCM activity of Mg/Ti-doped SiO2-supported Na2WO4/Mn catalysts.
- Methane upgrading
- Mg/Ti/Si mixed oxide
- Oxidative coupling of methane