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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:
 [1]
  1. (Morgantown, WV)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV
OSTI Identifier:
867009
Patent Number(s):
4840931
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) NETL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; inducing; surface; ensembles; metal; catalyst; transition; conversion; reactant; gas; mixture; carbon; monoxide; hydrogen; hydrocarbons; fischer-tropsch; reaction; disclosed; comprises; adding; lewis; base; syngas; takes; formation; manner; restricts; types; pathways; utilized; greatly; narrowing; product; distribution; maximizing; efficiency; similarly; amines; produced; gases; nitrogen; hydrocarbon; constituents; reaction takes; lewis base; fischer-tropsch reaction; carbon monoxide; transition metal; gas mixture; reactant gas; metal catalyst; reaction pathways; surface ensembles; comprises adding; inducing surface; reaction pathway; /502/518/

Citation Formats

Miller, Steven S. Method of inducing surface ensembles on a metal catalyst. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Miller, Steven S. Method of inducing surface ensembles on a metal catalyst. United States.
Miller, Steven S. Sun . "Method of inducing surface ensembles on a metal catalyst". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867009.
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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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place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {1}
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