Methods of oxidative dehydrogenation are described. Surprisingly, Pd and Au alloys of Pt have been discovered to be superior for oxidative dehydrogenation in microchannels. Methods of forming these catalysts via an electroless plating methodology are also described. An apparatus design that minimizes heat transfer to the apparatus' exterior is also described.
This invention was made with Government support under contract # DE-FC36-04GO14154 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.