prepared by either incipient wetness impregnation or copre- Keywords CO hydrogenation · Higher alcohols cipitation of metal salts; however, nanoparticle syntheses synthesis · Copper · Cobalt · Syngas could provide better control over the nanoparticle forma- tion and degree of alloying [20, 35]. One possible synthesis route is the polyol method, which has been used to create 1 Introduction a wide range of alloys with controlled composition and monodispersity [36–39]. This synthesis technique involves The prospects of increases in energy demand, concerns dissolving, and subsequently reducing, metal salts in a high about global climate change, and stricter legislations boiling point polyol with a polymer stabilizer to control on greenhouse gas emissions has spurred the search for growth. The polyol synthesis simplifies similar techniques alternative fuels . The production of higher alcohols since the polyol acts as both a solvent and a reducing agent, from syngas (a mixture of CO and H ) is a highly attrac- negating the need for additional strong reducers. tive route to synthetic fuels for transportation . Syngas Here, we use a polyol synthesis to form alloyed can be produced from a variety of sources including fossil cobalt–copper particles which can be supported on vari- fuel-based methods (e.g. coal
Catalysis Letters – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 24, 2017
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