On the issue of the active site and the role of ZnO in Cu/ZnO methanol synthesis catalysts

J. Nakamura, Y. Choi, T. Fujitani

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Abstract

The problem concerning the active site and the role of ZnO in Cu/ZnO-based methanol synthesis catalyst can be consistently explained based on the literature results by distinguishing CO2 and CO hydrogenation. A discussion on CO and CO2 hydrogenation covers the role of ZnO and the active site for methanol synthesis by hydrogenation of CO2 over Cu/ZnO-based catalysts; Cu-Zn active site of the CO2 hydrogenation; effect of the reduction-oxidation treatment upon the methanol synthesis by CO2 hydrogenation; issues of the active site and the role of ZnO; role of surface oxygen on Cu catalysts; and spill over effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-285
Number of pages9
JournalTopics in Catalysis
Volume22
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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