Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as a Novel Promoter of Catalysts for CO/CO2 Hydrogenation to Alcohols
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- Zhang, HB., Liang, XL., Dong, X. et al. Catal Surv Asia (2009) 13: 41. doi:10.1007/s10563-009-9066-8
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Multi-walled carbon-nanotubes (MWCNTs) are drawing increasing attention in recent years. This material possesses a series of unique features, such as its nanometer-sized channel, highly conductive graphitized tube-wall, sp2-C-constructed surface, and excellent performance for adsorption and spillover of hydrogen, which make the MWCNTs full of promise to be a novel catalyst support or promoter. This article will review the recent progress in applied research of MWCNTs as a novel promoter in heterogeneous catalysis for active components, including metals and their oxides, with the emphasis on the study and development of MWCNT-promoted catalysts related to CO/CO2 hydrogenation to alcohols and dimethyl ether based on the recent works carried out in our laboratory.