Unprecedented oxygenate selectivity in aqueous-phase Fischer-Tropsch synthesis by ruthenium nanoparticles

X.Y. Quek, Y. Guan, R.A. Santen, van, E.J.M. Hensen

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Abstract

Not just for anglers: An unprecedented oxygenate selectivity of 70¿% in the Fischer–Tropsch synthesis is achieved by using a Ru nanoparticle catalyst in the aqueous phase. A kinetic analysis of the anomalous temperature dependence of the chain growth probability shows that hydrocarbons and oxygenates are formed on different sites. Oxygenates (hydrocarbons) form on sites with high (low) barrier for CO dissociation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1735-1738
Number of pages4
JournalChemCatChem
Volume3
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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