P-Mo-44 Carbon surface chemistry on a model Fischer-Tropsch catalyst

Monday, June 6, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
C.J. Weststrate1, Abdool M. Saib2, I.M. Ciobica2 and J.W. (Hans) Niemantsverdriet3, (1)Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands, (2)Fischer Tropsch catalysis research, Sasol Technology R&D, Sasolburg, South Africa, (3)Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, Schuit Institute of Catalysis, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands
We studied carbon surface chemistry on a Cobalt single crystal model catalyst. Different forms of carbon were identified, with a distinctly different influence on CO and hydrogen adsorption and a different reactivity. These results give atomistic insights into why carbon is deactivating for Cobalt-catalyzed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.

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