Low-Temperature Methane Chlorination with Aqueous Platinum Chlorides in the Presence of Chlorine

István T. Horváth, Raymond A. Cook, John M. Millar, Gábor Kiss

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The reaction of methane with chlorine in water at 125 °C in the presence of platinum chlorides results in the platinum-assisted formation of methyl chloride which is partially hydrolyzed in situ to methanol. Aqueous Na2−[PtCl4] reacts with chlorine at room temperature, resulting in Na2[PtCl6], which is the major species in solution even at 125 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-10
Number of pages3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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