Active species and mechanism for mixed alcohol synthesis over silica-supported molybdenum catalysts

T. Tatsumi, A. Muramatsu, K. Yokota, H. Tominaga

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Abstract

The presence of metallic Mo and MoO2 on SiO2 was found to be a prerequisite to the development of activity and selectivity for alcohol synthesis from CO-H2. The gradual increase in alcohol production during the reaction is ascribed to the formation of CO-reduction induced defects on MoO2. Experiments performed by adding olefins.to CO-H2 revealed that CO insertion into a metal-alkyl like bond constitutes the reaction pathway to alcohols. The role of K and CI in the promotion of alcohol production is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-228
Number of pages10
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Volume36
Issue numberC
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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