A catalyst comprising a mixture of metal A selected from the group of Fe, Co and Ni and metal B selected from the group of Zn and Ga, and a support material, wherein the two metals are present in an intermetallic composition; A method for the manufacture of the catalyst; and the use of above mentioned catalyst for the selective hydrogenation of acetylene to ethylene in a gas mixture comprising acetylenic impurities and hydrogen and one or more of, ethylene and carbon monoxide. The catalyst has a high selectivity and is based on easily available metal compounds.
|Country||International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
Bibliographical noteInternational application published under the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Studt, F., Abild-Pedersen, F., Bligaard, T., Sørensen, R. Z., Christensen, C. H., & Nørskov, J. K. (2009). A CATALYST, A PROCESS FOR SELECTIVE HYDROGENATION OF ACETYLENE TO ETHYLENE AND A METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF THE CATALYST. (Patent No. WO2009086839).