Turn greenhouse gas to useful chemicals

Delicate oxidation can transform greenhouse gas into useful chemicals

Delicate oxidation can transform greenhouse gas into useful chemicals. Image: methane adhering to positively charged gold molecules. Credit: Mowbray, et al., American Chemical Society

Via I fucking love science

Levels of methane, a greenhouse gas, in the atmosphere have been quickly rising. Methane oxidation on gold was performed at low temperatures and pressures, forming useful byproducts such as methanol, ethylene, and formaldehyde.

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