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InSitu study of catalytic processes: Neutron diffraction of a methanol synthesis catalyst at industrially relevant pressure

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Studying the workplace: An industrial methanol synthesis catalyst operating at high pressure was studied by insitu neutron diffraction. The peculiar microstructure of Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 nanocatalysts was found to be stable under reaction conditions. Stacking fault annealing and brass formation was only observed at temperatures higher than used in the methanol synthesis process, providing support for active role of defects in this catalyst system. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Kandemir, T., Girgsdies, F., Hansen, T. C., Liss, K. D., Kasatkin, I., Kunkes, E. L., . . . Behrens, M. (2013). InSitu study of catalytic processes: Neutron diffraction of a methanol synthesis catalyst at industrially relevant pressure. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 52(19), 5166-5170. doi:10.1002/anie.201209539

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84877698999

Start Page


  • 5166

End Page


  • 5170

Volume


  • 52

Issue


  • 19

Abstract


  • Studying the workplace: An industrial methanol synthesis catalyst operating at high pressure was studied by insitu neutron diffraction. The peculiar microstructure of Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 nanocatalysts was found to be stable under reaction conditions. Stacking fault annealing and brass formation was only observed at temperatures higher than used in the methanol synthesis process, providing support for active role of defects in this catalyst system. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Kandemir, T., Girgsdies, F., Hansen, T. C., Liss, K. D., Kasatkin, I., Kunkes, E. L., . . . Behrens, M. (2013). InSitu study of catalytic processes: Neutron diffraction of a methanol synthesis catalyst at industrially relevant pressure. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 52(19), 5166-5170. doi:10.1002/anie.201209539

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84877698999

Start Page


  • 5166

End Page


  • 5170

Volume


  • 52

Issue


  • 19