Selective synthesis of light olefins from syngas over potassium-promoted molybdenum carbide catalysts
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- Park, K.Y., Seo, W.K. & Lee, J.S. Catal Lett (1991) 11: 349. doi:10.1007/BF00764327
In the hydrogenation of CO at atmospheric pressure, unsupported molybdenum carbide catalyst produced mostly C1-C5 paraffins. Promotion of the catalyst with K2CO3 yielded C2-C5 hydrocarbons consisting of 80–100% olefins and reduced the methane selectivity. The selectivity of C2-C5 olefins among all hydrocarbon products was 50–70 wt% at CO conversions up to 70%.
KeywordsMolybdenum carbides potassium promoted CO hydrogenation olefin selectivity
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