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.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry