Catalysis Letters

, Volume 92, Issue 1, pp 49–52

New Synthetic Routes to More Active Cu/ZnO Catalysts Used for Methanol Synthesis

  • Melanie Kurtz
  • Natalia Bauer
  • Christoph Büscher
  • Hagen Wilmer
  • Olaf Hinrichsen
  • Ralf Becker
  • Stefan Rabe
  • Klaus Merz
  • Matthias Driess
  • Roland A. Fischer
  • Martin Muhler
Article

DOI: 10.1023/B:CATL.0000011085.88267.a6

Cite this article as:
Kurtz, M., Bauer, N., Büscher, C. et al. Catalysis Letters (2004) 92: 49. doi:10.1023/B:CATL.0000011085.88267.a6

Abstract

New preparation routes are applied to synthesize novel Cu/ZnO catalysts exhibiting high catalytic activity in methanol synthesis. In particular, the deposition–precipitation of copper onto high specific surface area (SSA) zinc oxide particles and the chemical vapor deposition of diethyl zinc turned out to be effective techniques, leading to promising methanol synthesis catalysts due to the enlargement of the Cu-ZnO interface.

Cu-based catalystsmethanol synthesiscoprecipitationdeposition–precipitationchemical vapor deposition (CVD)area-activity relationshipCu-ZnO interface

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Melanie Kurtz
    • 1
  • Natalia Bauer
    • 1
  • Christoph Büscher
    • 1
  • Hagen Wilmer
    • 1
  • Olaf Hinrichsen
    • 1
  • Ralf Becker
    • 3
  • Stefan Rabe
    • 4
  • Klaus Merz
    • 4
  • Matthias Driess
    • 4
  • Roland A. Fischer
    • 3
  • Martin Muhler
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Industrial ChemistryRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.Pilkington Deutschland AGGelsenkirchenGermany
  3. 3.Inorganic Chemistry II: Organometallics and Materials ChemistryRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany
  4. 4.Inorganic Chemistry I: Cluster and Coordination ChemistryRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany