Polyol Synthesis of Cobalt–Copper Alloy Catalysts for Higher Alcohol Synthesis from Syngas

Polyol Synthesis of Cobalt–Copper Alloy Catalysts for Higher Alcohol Synthesis from Syngas 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 [1]. 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 [2]. 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 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Catalysis Letters Springer Journals

Polyol Synthesis of Cobalt–Copper Alloy Catalysts for Higher Alcohol Synthesis from Syngas

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