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Tales of C1 chemistry: Selective and efficient methane oxidation and carbon dioxide reduction
Recent developments toward the control of methane and carbon dioxide emissions will be discussed. First, a significant step forward toward understanding biological methane oxidation in a methanotroph has been made with the 2.5 Å cryo-EM structure of the particulate methane monooxygenase (pMMO) from Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath). This advance has led to the development of a biomimetic catalyst together with a promising technology for efficient and selective methane oxidation in aqueous solution under ambient conditions. Second, new insights into the chemistry of photocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide have emerged. With a deeper understanding of the chemistry, this strategy of CO2 reduction has the potential to become significantly more efficient for the mitigation of this greenhouse gas.
B.S. (chemical engineering), 1957, University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. (chemistry), 1961, University of California, Berkeley
Postdoc (physics), 1960-1961, Harvard University