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We have investigated the selective (C–H bond) activation of methane by different radical metal oxide clusters.

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Methane is the major constituent of natural gas with unfavorable greenhouse effects. The conversion of methane to more value-added products, such as, ethylene and oxygenates has therefore gained enormous interest. However, it is the most difficult hydrocarbon molecule to convert.


Contributing to this article as a co-author with a knowledgeable computational organic chemist named Dr. Ghambarian was a great pleasure for me. In my personal view, this article is both scientifically and practically important as it addresses a tremendously important subject for the today's human life in a fundamental way.

Mohammad Ghashghaee
Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute

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This page is a summary of: Methane adsorption and hydrogen atom abstraction at diatomic radical cation metal oxo clusters: first-principles calculations, Molecular Simulation, April 2018, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/08927022.2018.1465568.
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