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Title: Comparative studies of manganese-doped copper-based catalysts: The promoter effect of Mn on methanol synthesis
Authors: Chen, H.Y.
Lin, J. 
Tan, K.L. 
Li, J.
Keywords: Cu/ZnO/Al2O3
Methanol synthesis
Mn promoter
Supported-Cu-catalyst
TPR
XPS
Issue Date: Apr-1998
Source: Chen, H.Y.,Lin, J.,Tan, K.L.,Li, J. (1998-04). Comparative studies of manganese-doped copper-based catalysts: The promoter effect of Mn on methanol synthesis. Applied Surface Science 126 (3-4) : 323-331. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A Mn-promoted Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 catalyst with 5-10% improvement in methanol yield as compared with the undoped Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 catalyst under identical conditions has been synthesized. In order to understand the promoter effect of Mn on the methanol production, Cu/Al2O3 and Cu/SiO2 catalysts with and without various amounts of Mn were also prepared and comparatively investigated by microreactor, N2O titration, TPR (Temperature Programmed Reduction) and XPS (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy). Experimental results show that these Mn-promoted catalysts have higher catalytic activity, larger surface Cu concentration, and elevated Cu reduction temperature than their Mn-undoped counterparts. XPS study gives evidence that in the reduced or reacted catalysts, the interaction between Mn and Cu occurs, resulting in the reduction of Mn4+ to Mn2+ or Mn3+, as well as the oxidation of Cu0 and Cu+ to higher oxidation states. This interaction may be responsible for the harder Cu reduction process, better Cu dispersion, higher active center concentration, and thus enhanced methanol yield. © 1998 Elsevier Science B.V.
Source Title: Applied Surface Science
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/96029
ISSN: 01694332
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