Oxidative Coupling of Methane on Strontium Titanate with Oxide Ion Defects—Structure and catalytic activity–

Xiao Hong Li, Keiichi Tomishige, Kaoru Fujimoto

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Perovskite type strontium titanate, in which Ti4+ion was partly substituted by Mg2+ and the oxide ion defects were formed, was prepared by doping MgO to SrCO3-TiO2 mixture at 1473K. We found that this oxide was active catalyst for the oxidative coupling of methane (OCM) and its activity increased with increasing the amount of oxide ion defects and reached the maximum level at the substitution ratio of 40-60%. The reaction of methane with SrTi0.4Mg0.6O3-δand SrTiO3in the absence of oxygen gave C2 hydrocarbons and COx. The selectivity at the initial stage agreed with that of the steady-state catalytic reaction of the oxidative coupling of methane. From these results and O2TPD result which has been reported, it is suggested that the addition of Mg2+ modify the reactivity of the lattice oxide ion and the lattice oxide ion, which desorbed in the temperature range 873 K-1273 K on TPD measurement, is responsible for the selective oxidative coupling of methane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1040-1045
Number of pages6
JournalNihon Enerugi Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Methane
  • Oxidative coupling
  • Oxide ion defect
  • Perovskite
  • SrTiO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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