Effects of Rh content on catalytic behavior in CO hydrogenation with rh-silica catalysts prepared using microemulsion

Teruoki Tago, Toshiaki Hanaoka, Pongtorn Dhupatemiya, Hiroki Hayashi, Masahiro Kishida, Katsuhiko Wakabayashi

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Rh-silica catalysts having the same physical parameters despite their different Rh contents were prepared using water-in-oil (w/o) microemulsions, and the effects of Rh content on the catalytic behavior were investigated in the hydrogenation of carbon monoxide. It was found that both the product selectivity and the turnover frequency changed dramatically with the Rh content. The selectivity to C2+ oxygenated compounds increased with increasing Rh content, while the selectivity to hydrocarbons and the turnover frequency decreased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-31
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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