OA56 Isotope Fractionations during Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis

Thursday, June 9, 2011: 10:40 AM
Cabot Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Buchang Shi and Chunfen Jin, Chemistry, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
The inverse isotope effect and the deuterium enrichment in alkanes produced by Co/SiO2 catalyzed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis lead us to propose a modified alkylidene mechanism for the reaction, which can be used to explain the isotope fractionations in abiogenic hydrocarbons found in the Earth’ crust and meteorites.

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