Amino-Ended Hyperbranched Polyamide Modified SBA-15 as Support for Highly Efficient Cobalt Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Catalyst
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Among the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) catalysts, Cobalt catalysts are currently attracting a lot of research interests due to their high activity and high selectivity. But the dispersion and reducibility of cobalt catalysts with moderate interaction between cobalt and support are still a challenge. A novel amino-ended hyperbranched polyamide (AEHPA) was used to modify SBA-15 and then was applied as support for obtaining cobalt catalyst (15Co/SBA-15-N). The catalysts were characterized by XRD, TEM, XPS and H2-TPR techniques. The results showed that AEHPA doped mesoporous SBA-15 caused the generation of N species in the SBA-15 pore channels. The N-Co bonds resulted in the formation of highly-dispersed cobalt nanoparticles with uniform sizes inside the ordered mesopores of support. AEHPA doping was an effective way to modify the surface properties of the SBA-15 for immobilizing cobalt nanoparticles. Compared with the conventional 15Co/SBA-15 catalyst without doping AEHPA, the AEHPA doped 15Co/SBA-15-N catalyst showed improved cobalt dispersion and stabilized cobalt location, which led to much better reaction stability as well as C5+ selectivity.
Keywordshyperbranched polymers polyamide Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) cobalt catalysts
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