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Hydrocarbon synthesis using Iron and Ruthenium/SiO2 with FISCHER-TROPSCH catalysis.

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Author(s): Y.J. Fonseca | B. Fontal | M. Reyes | T. Suárez | F. Bellandi | R. R. Contreras | P. Cancines | A. Loaiza | M. Briceño

Journal: Avances en Química
ISSN 1856-5301

Volume: 2;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 15;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: Fischer-Tropsch | syngas | catalyst | nanoparticles

ABSTRACT
Fe2(CO)9, Fe3(CO)12 and Ru3(CO)12 clusters were used as precursors for silica supported metals. The impregnated silica solids were obtained in organic solvents under inert atmosphere and the adsorbed complexes and reduced metals characterized by FT-IR, SEM EDX and HRTEM. The catalysts showed good Fischer–Tropsch (FT) activity; the main products were alkanes, alkenes and medium and higher alcohols as analyzed by GCMS. The Ru catalysts showed higher alcohols selectivity. HRTEM showed Ru nanoparticle size.
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