A Highly Active Molybdenum Phosphide Catalyst for Methanol Synthesis from CO and CO2

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  • Author: Duyar, Melis S.

    Stanford University

  • Author: Tsai, Charlie

    Stanford University

  • Author: Snider, Jonathan L.

    Stanford University

  • Author: Singh, Joseph A.

    Stanford University

  • Author: Gallo, Alessandro

    Stanford University

  • Author: Yoo, Jong Suk

    Stanford University

  • Author: Medford, Andrew J.

    Stanford University, United States

  • Author: Abild-Pedersen, Frank

    Stanford University, United States

  • Author: Studt, Felix

    Stanford University, United States

  • Author: Kibsgaard, Jakob

    Stanford University, United States

  • Author: Bent, Stacey F.

    Stanford University

  • Author: Nørskov, Jens K.

    Stanford University

  • Author: Jaramillo, Thomas F.

    Stanford University, United States

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Methanol is a major fuel and chemical feedstock currently produced from syngas, a CO/CO2/H2 mixture. Herein we identify formate binding strength as a key parameter limiting the activity and stability of known catalysts for methanol synthesis in the presence of CO2. We present a molybdenum phosphide catalyst for CO and CO2 reduction to methanol, which through a weaker interaction with formate, can improve the activity and stability of methanol synthesis catalysts in a wide range of CO/CO2/H2 feeds.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume57
Issue number46
Pages (from-to)15045-15050
ISSN1433-7851
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
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