Catalysis Surveys from Asia

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 41–58

Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as a Novel Promoter of Catalysts for CO/CO2 Hydrogenation to Alcohols

  • Hong-Bin Zhang
  • Xue-Lian Liang
  • Xin Dong
  • Hai-Yan Li
  • Guo-Dong Lin
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10563-009-9066-8

Cite this article as:
Zhang, HB., Liang, XL., Dong, X. et al. Catal Surv Asia (2009) 13: 41. doi:10.1007/s10563-009-9066-8

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Multi-walled carbon nanotube-promoted catalysts Co–Cu catalysts Co–Mo–K catalysts Cu–ZrO2 catalysts Pd–ZnO catalysts Higher alcohol synthesis CO2 hydrogenation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hong-Bin Zhang
    • 1
  • Xue-Lian Liang
    • 1
  • Xin Dong
    • 1
  • Hai-Yan Li
    • 1
  • Guo-Dong Lin
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry for Solid Surfaces and National Engineering Laboratory for Green Chemical Productions of Alcohols–Ethers–EstersXiamen UniversityXiamenChina

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