Teoret. i eksperim. khimiya. 2004. Vol.40 No. 3. p. 167-171
Comparative Efficiency of Oxygen and Nitrous Oxide in the Process
of Partial Oxidation of Methane on V2O5/SiO2
Yu. I. Pyatnitsky, L. N. Raevskaya, A. I. Bostan, M. V. Borisenko*
L. V. Pysarzhevsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
31 Prosp. Nauky, 03028 Kyiv, Ukraine. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Institute of Surface Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
17 Vul. Generala Naumova, 03164 Kyiv, Ukraine
It is shown, that the rate of methane oxidation by nitrous oxide on V2O5/SiO2 catalyst exceeds the rate of
methane oxidation by oxygen at relatively low temperatures, while the opposite ratio between the rates of
the compared reations is observed at elevated temperatures. The effect is explained on the bases of the
heterogeneous chain mechanism for methane oxidation.
methane, formaldehyde, partial oxidation, nitrous oxide.