impurity-free SiO2 support
metal oxide additives
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Abstract Catalysts were prepared from ultra pure SiO2, Pd and Rh nitrates and chlorides, and by doping with Al, Fe, Na, K or Ca nitrate. The activities and selectivities of the Pd and Rh catalysts were investigated at 553 K, H2/CO=2 or 3 and 2.5 or 4 MPa respectively. Additives had a strong influence on the catalytic properties. The doping with alkali and alkaline earth oxides led to a strong suppression of the CO dissociation. Particularly basic additives, such as Ca, had a strong promoting effect on the methanol production. This may confirm that the formation of methanol occurs through formate intermediates.
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