The Fischer-Tropsch reaction in the aqueous phase over rhodium catalysts: a promising route to selective synthesis and separation of oxygenates and hydrocarbons.

Author(s) Peregudova, A.S.; Barrios, A.J.; Ordomsky, V.V.; Borisova, N.E.; Khodakov, A.Y.
Journal Chem Commun (Camb)
Date Published 2019 Dec 19

In the present communication, we uncovered the aqueous phase Fischer-Tropsch reaction over rhodium catalysts. The reaction results in the synthesis and consecutive separation of hydrocarbons and oxygenates into two phases. Use of a rhodium Schiff base complex as a precursor for catalyst preparation allows efficient control of the Rh metal nanoparticle size distribution and leads to higher alcohol selectivity.

DOI 10.1039/c9cc09026f
ISSN 1364-548X
Citation Chem Commun (Camb). 2019;56(2):277280.

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