Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 55, Issue 12, pp 1117–1119

Direct production of light olefins from syngas over a carbon nanotube confined iron catalyst

Letters Physical Chemistry

DOI: 10.1007/s11434-010-0076-8

Cite this article as:
Wang, C., Pan, X. & Bao, X. Chin. Sci. Bull. (2010) 55: 1117. doi:10.1007/s11434-010-0076-8


Iron particles confined in carbon nanotube (CNT) channels have been used as a catalyst for the direct conversion of syngas to light olefins. Compared with iron catalysts supported on other materials such as Silica-1, SBA-15 and carbon black, the CNT-confined catalyst exhibits a higher CO conversion and selectivity to the light olefins. This can be attributed to the CNT channels, which provide a unique confinement environment for iron particles.


carbon nanotubesironsyngaslight olefins

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesDalianChina