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Flame-made Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 catalyst for dimethyl ether production

  • Autor:

    Ahmada, R. / Hellinger, M. / Buchholz, M. / Sezen, H. / Gharnati, L. / Wöll, C. / Sauer, J. / Döring, M. / Grunwaldt, J. / Arnold, U. (2013)

  • Quelle:

    Catalysis Communications 43 (2013), 52-56

  • Datum: 2013
  • Ahmada, R. / Hellinger, M. / Buchholz, M. / Sezen, H. / Gharnati, L. / Wöll, C. / Sauer, J. / Döring, M. / Grunwaldt, J. / Arnold, U. (2013): „Flame-made Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 catalyst for dimethyl ether production“. In: Catalysis Communications 43 (2013), 52-56

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For the single step synthesis of dimethyl ether (DME) from synthesis gas a Cu/ZnO/Al2O3-catalyst has been prepared using flame-spray pyrolysis. The resulting powder was co-mixed with γ-alumina to give an admixed system for DME production. The flame-made catalyst was analyzed using the BET method, in situ XRD, N2O decomposition, TPR and XPS. These studies unraveled that the catalyst exhibited a high Cu surface area including good contact with zinc oxide and alumina as well as small Cu particles resulting in high catalytic activity and product selectivity, also in comparison to a commercially available catalyst.