STAR Protoc. 2023 Aug 30;4(3):102530. doi: 10.1016/j.xpro.2023.102530. Online ahead of print.
Herein, we present a protocol for the on-demand preparation of methanol and formic acid via selective photo-oxidation of methane with H2O and O2 catalyzed by GaN. The detailed photosyntheses of methanol or formic acid from CH4/H2O or CH4/H2O/O2 are described, respectively. In addition, we provide experimental details for the accurate quantifications of the final gas/liquid products and photoexcited oxygenated radicals. Finally, we deliver the procedure for scaling up the transformation. For complete details on the use and execution of this protocol, please refer to Han et al. (2023).1.