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A Highly Active Molybdenum Phosphide Catalyst for Methanol Synthesis from CO and CO2

Duyar, M.S., Tsai, C., Snider, J.L., Singh, J.A., Gallo, A., Yoo, J.S., Medford, A.J., Abild-Pedersen, F., Studt, F., Kibsgaard, J. , Bent, S.F., Nørskov, J.K. and Jaramillo, T.F. (2018) A Highly Active Molybdenum Phosphide Catalyst for Methanol Synthesis from CO and CO2 Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 57 (46). pp. 15045-15050.

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Methanol is a major fuel and chemical feedstock currently produced from syngas, a CO/CO2/H2 mixture. Herein we identify formate binding strength as a key parameter limiting the activity and stability of known catalysts for methanol synthesis in the presence of CO2. We present a molybdenum phosphide catalyst for CO and CO2 reduction to methanol, which through a weaker interaction with formate, can improve the activity and stability of methanol synthesis catalysts in a wide range of CO/CO2/H2 feeds.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Chemical and Process Engineering
Authors :
Tsai, C.
Snider, J.L.
Singh, J.A.
Gallo, A.
Yoo, J.S.
Medford, A.J.
Abild-Pedersen, F.
Studt, F.
Kibsgaard, J.
Bent, S.F.
Nørskov, J.K.
Jaramillo, T.F.
Date : 6 November 2018
DOI : 10.1002/anie.201806583
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Uncontrolled Keywords : CO hydrogenation; CO2 hydrogenation; Formate; Methanol synthesis; Molybdenum phosphide
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 12 Jun 2019 09:01
Last Modified : 12 Jun 2019 09:34

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