P-Tu-104 A theoretical study of methanol synthesis from CO2 hydrogenation on transition metal doped Cu catalyst

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Yixiong Yang1, Michael G. White2 and Ping Liu2, (1)Department of Chemistry, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, (2)Chemistry Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY
Transition metal dopants can improve the catalytic performance of commercial Cu-based methanol synthesis catalyst. Ni can promote the methanol production through the formate pathway by facilitating H2COO hydrogenation, which is the rate-limiting step. Pd and Pt can help the production of methanol through RWGS pathway by stabilizing the HCO intermediates.


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