Realising the Double Benefit of Selective Ethane Activation

Realising the Double Benefit of Selective Ethane Activation

Descriptor-based identification of bimetallic-derived catalysts for selective activation of ethane with CO2

Haoyue Guo, Zhenhua Xie, Xuelong Wang, Jingguang G. Chen and Ping Liu

EES. Catal., 2023,1, 17-25 DOI D2EY00051B



An interview with the authors

What aspect of your work are you most excited about at the moment and what do you find most challenging about your research?

For simultaneously upgrading CO2 and C2 light alkanes into different types of important industrial feedstocks, it is important to control the selective scission of C-H/C-C bonds in alkanes. It is challenging due to the structural complexity of catalysts. By using combined approaches of in situ characterization and DFT calculations, our research can lead to the discovery of active sites for effective catalysts for CO2-assisted alkane activation.


How do you feel about EES Catalysis as a place to publish research on this topic?

As a new EES journal with a focus on catalysis, EES Catalysis is an ideal journal to share cutting edge research for catalysis related to energy and environment.