Direct synthesis of acetylene from methane by direct current pulse discharge

Shigeru Kado*, Yasushi Sekine, Kaoru Fujimoto

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

72 Citations (Scopus)


In non-catalytic direct conversion of methane to acetylene by using direct current pulse discharge under conditions of ambient temperature and atmospheric pressure, the selectivity of acetylene from methane was >95% at methane conversion ranging from 16 to 52%; coexisting oxygen was very effective in removing deposited carbon and stabilized the state of discharge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2485-2486
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 21
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Direct synthesis of acetylene from methane by direct current pulse discharge'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this