P-Tu-BRC-118 Ball Milling As Method to Activate a Natural Grade Molybdenum Sulfide for Syngas to Alcohols Reaction

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Ballroom C (Galt House Hotel)
JaeHyung Kim1, Daniela Ferrari2, Doug Huelsman1, Gerolamo Budroni3, Kalin Simeonov3, Steven Corthals3 and Yomaira Pagan Torres2, (1)Clariant Corporation, USA, (2)Dow Chemical Company, USA, (3)Dow Chemicals Benelux, Netherlands.
Ball-milling technology was used to activate a natural grade molybdenum sulfide which is known as inactive material for many catalytic reactions. After milled several hours, the molybdenum sulfide shows dramatic increase in catalytic activity on synagas to alcohols reaction as the crystallite size decreases.

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