CO hydrogenation on a model Co/SiO2 catalyst

Zhen Yan, Zhoujun Wang, Dragomir B. Bukur, D. Wayne Goodman

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A planar model Co/SiO2 catalyst was prepared by depositing metallic cobalt onto silica films in ultrahigh vacuum conditions. CO hydrogenation was carried out at a total pressure of carbon monoxide and hydrogen between 0.33 and 1.0 bar. The effects of reaction temperature and pressure on kinetics and chain growth probability were investigated. The turnover frequency, activation energy, and product distributions were found in good agreement with those obtained on real catalysts. The formation of cobalt oxide or cobalt carbide was not observed after reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - 2009 AIChE Annual Meeting, 09AIChE
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 AIChE Annual Meeting, 09AIChE - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: 8 Nov 200913 Nov 2009


Other2009 AIChE Annual Meeting, 09AIChE
CountryUnited States
CityNashville, TN


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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Yan, Z., Wang, Z., Bukur, D. B., & Goodman, D. W. (2009). CO hydrogenation on a model Co/SiO2 catalyst. In Conference Proceedings - 2009 AIChE Annual Meeting, 09AIChE