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Effect of Cu and Cs in the b-Mo2C System for CO2 Hydrogenation to Methanol

Version 1 : Received: 28 August 2020 / Approved: 31 August 2020 / Online: 31 August 2020 (05:03:06 CEST)

How to cite: Dongil, A.B.; zhang, Q.; Pastor-Pérez, L.; Ramírez-Reina, T.; Guerrero-Ruiz, A.; Rodríguez-Ramos, I. Effect of Cu and Cs in the b-Mo2C System for CO2 Hydrogenation to Methanol. Preprints 2020, 2020080701 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0701.v1). Dongil, A.B.; zhang, Q.; Pastor-Pérez, L.; Ramírez-Reina, T.; Guerrero-Ruiz, A.; Rodríguez-Ramos, I. Effect of Cu and Cs in the b-Mo2C System for CO2 Hydrogenation to Methanol. Preprints 2020, 2020080701 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0701.v1).

Abstract

Mitigation of Anthropogenic CO2 emissions possess a major global challenge for modern societies. Herein catalytic solutions are meant to play a key role. Among the different catalysts for CO2 conversion Cu supported on molybdenum carbide is receiving increasing attention. Hence, in the present communication we show the activity, selectivity and stability of fresh-prepared -Mo2C catalysts and compare the results with those of Cu/Mo2C, Cs/Mo2C and Cu/Cs/Mo2C in CO2 hydrogenation reactions. The results showed that all the catalysts were active and the main reaction product was methanol. The results showed that copper-cesium and molybdenum effectively interact and that cesium promoted the formation of metallic Mo. While, the incorporation of copper is positive to improve the activity and selectivity to methanol, the presence of Mo0 phase was detrimental for the conversion and selectivity. Moreover, the catalysts promoted by cesium underwent redox surface transformations during the reaction that diminished their catalytic performance. The molybdenum phase in Cu/Mo2C changes during reaction leading to metallic molybdenum and tuning the catalytic activity.

Subject Areas

carbon dioxide; molybdenum carbide; methanol; copper; alkali; dopant

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