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Title: Method of inducing surface ensembles on a metal catalyst

Abstract

A method of inducing surface ensembles on a transition metal catalyst used in the conversion of a reactant gas or gas mixture, such as carbon monoxide and hydrogen into hydrocarbons (the Fischer-Tropsch reaction) is disclosed which comprises adding a Lewis base to the syngas (CO + H/sub 2/) mixture before reaction takes place. The formation of surface ensembles in this manner restricts the number and types of reaction pathways which will be utilized, thus greatly narrowing the product distribution and maximizing the efficiency of the Fischer-Tropsch reaction. Similarly, amines may also be produced by the conversion of reactant gas or gases, such as nitrogen, hydrogen, or hydrocarbon constituents.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
USDOE Morgantown Energy Technology Center, WV
OSTI Identifier:
7069039
Patent Number(s):
-US-A6103866
Application Number:
ON: DE89000193
Assignee:
Dep. of Energy TIC; EDB-88-191103
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; CATALYSTS; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE; FISCHER-TROPSCH SYNTHESIS; LEWIS BASES; ADDITIVES; CHEMICAL REACTION KINETICS; INVENTIONS; MIXTURES; MODIFICATIONS; SURFACES; SYNTHESIS GAS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; BASES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DISPERSIONS; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; GASES; KINETICS; METALS; REACTION KINETICS; 090100* - Hydrocarbon Fuels- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Miller, S.S. Method of inducing surface ensembles on a metal catalyst. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Miller, S.S. Method of inducing surface ensembles on a metal catalyst. United States.
Miller, S.S. Fri . "Method of inducing surface ensembles on a metal catalyst". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method of inducing surface ensembles on a transition metal catalyst used in the conversion of a reactant gas or gas mixture, such as carbon monoxide and hydrogen into hydrocarbons (the Fischer-Tropsch reaction) is disclosed which comprises adding a Lewis base to the syngas (CO + H/sub 2/) mixture before reaction takes place. The formation of surface ensembles in this manner restricts the number and types of reaction pathways which will be utilized, thus greatly narrowing the product distribution and maximizing the efficiency of the Fischer-Tropsch reaction. Similarly, amines may also be produced by the conversion of reactant gas or gases, such as nitrogen, hydrogen, or hydrocarbon constituents.},
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