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Bimetallic Catalysis for Diverse Methane Functionalization

Project description

A route to efficient and sustainable methane functionalisation

Methane, the main ingredient found in natural gas, is used chiefly as a burning fuel; alternatively, it can be converted into a useful mixture called synthesis gas. Despite advances in the field, methane’s versatile use is hindered by its low intrinsic reactivity. The principal strategy the EU-funded BECAME project will follow to increase methane's reactivity is to use one transition metal complex to activate the carbon-hydrogen bonds, and another transition metal complex to catalyse the methylation process. BECAME researchers expect the proposed method to reveal more about catalytic cross-coupling reactions and carbon-hydrogen activation, and serve as a fundamental basis for efficient and sustainable methane functionalisation.

Host institution

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 999 679,00
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Spain

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Region
Galicia A Coruña
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 1 999 679,00
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela

See on map

Region
Galicia A Coruña
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00