High pressure CO hydrogenation over bimetallic Pt-Co catalysts

Jakob Munkholt Christensen, Andrew James Medford, Felix Studt, Anker Degn Jensen

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The potential of bimetallic Pt-Co catalysts for production of higher alcohols in high pressure CO hydrogenation has been assessed. Two catalysts (Pt3Co/SiO2 and PtCo/SiO2) were tested, and the existing literature on CO hydrogenation over Pt-Co catalysts was reviewed. It is found that the catalysts produce mainly methanol in the Pt-rich composition range andmainly hydrocarbons (and to a modest extent higher alcohols) in the Co-rich composition range. The transition between the two types of behavior occurs in a narrow composition range around a molar Pt:Co ratio of 1:1.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)777-782
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry (all)
  • CO hydrogenation
  • Cobalt
  • Higher alcohols
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Methanol
  • Platinum
  • Catalysts
  • Hydrogenation
  • Composition ranges
  • High pressure CO


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