Effects of modification of highly dispersed cobalt catalysts with alkali cations on the hydrogenation of carbon monoxide

Takehiko Matsuzaki, Taka-aki Hanaoka, Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Yoshihiro Sugi, Matti Reinikainen

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In the hydrogenation of carbon monoxide, alkali cations were found to be effective as modifiers for highly dispersed cobalt catalyst to improve the selectivities of C2-oxygenated compounds, especially acetic acid and acetaldehyde, and to increase the olefin/paraffin ratio of hydrocarbons. These effects are ascribed to depression of the hydrogenating ability of the catalyst by modification with alkali cations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193 - 200
Number of pages8
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1991
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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