OA61 On the activity and selectivity of syngas conversion processes

Thursday, June 9, 2011: 2:10 PM
Cabot Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Felix Studt, Frank Abild-Pedersen and Jens K. NÝrskov, SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA
Syngas, a mixture of CO and H2, can be converted to bulk chemicals like methanol, methane, higher hydrocarbons, or higher alcohols and plays a very important role in chemical industry. We investigate the catalytic conversion of syngas to methane and methanol  on transition-metal surfaces using density functional theory (DFT) calculations.

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