Control of methanol oxidation by ionic behavior in supercritical water

Masaru Watanabe, Kiwamu Sue, Tadafumi Adschiri, Hiroshi Inomata, Richard Lee Smith, Kunio Arai

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In supercritical water the rate of methanol oxidation was controlled by ionic behavior as follows: the oxidation rate of methanol decreased with increasing proton and hydroxide ion concentration, possibly due to stabilization of the reactant, while that of CO was suppressed by added protons and enhanced by added hydroxide ions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2270-2271
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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