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New Findings Reported from China University of Petroleum Describe Advances in Alcohols (High Selectivity Higher Alcohols Synthesis from Syngas over...

July 22, 2014



New Findings Reported from China University of Petroleum Describe Advances in Alcohols (High Selectivity Higher Alcohols Synthesis from Syngas over Three-Dimensionally Ordered Macroporous Cu-Fe Catalysts)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Research findings on Alcohols are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Beijing, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "We show that higher alcohols can be produced with high selectivity from syngas over three-dimensionally ordered macroporous Cu-Fe catalyst. The catalyst was developed by using a glyoxylate route colloidal crystal template method."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the China University of Petroleum, "The high intrinsic activity was ascribed to three factors. First, the unique ordered structure has a large pore size and interconnected macroporous tunnels of the catalyst with a large accessible surface area improves the catalytic activity. Second, a high density of uniformly distributed defective Cu-0 and chi-Fe5C2 nanoparticles derived from the glyoxylate route helps to provide abundant, active, stable dual sites."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Third, atomic steps on the Cu surface, induced by planar defects and lattice strain, serve as high-activity oxygenation sites; and active chi-Fe5C2 chain-growth sites surrounds the defective and strained form of Cu surface intimately, which results in a synergetic effect between the active and stable Cu-FexCy dual sites for higher alcohols synthesis."

For more information on this research see: High Selectivity Higher Alcohols Synthesis from Syngas over Three-Dimensionally Ordered Macroporous Cu-Fe Catalysts. Chemcatchem, 2014;6(2):473-478. Chemcatchem can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Chemcatchem - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1867-3899)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.W. Lu, China Univ Petr, State Key Lab Heavy Oil Proc, Beijing 102249, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include B.B. Cao, F. Yu, J. Liu, Z.H. Bao and J.S. Gao (see also Alcohols).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Beijing, Alcohols, Organic Chemicals, People's Republic of China

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