Influence of copper precursors in the steam reforming of methanol over Cu/SnO2/SiO2 catalysts

Eun Ku Lee, Hyoung Sik Kim, Kwang Deog Jung, Oh Shim Joo, Yong Gun Shul

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Cu/SnO2/SiO2 catalysts, prepared with three different copper precursors (copper nitrate, sulfate and chloride), were characterized and investigated for the steam reforming of methanol. Cu/SnO 2/SiO2 catalyst, prepared with copper nitrate, showed the highest activity among the tested catalysts. The highest activity of the catalyst prepared with copper nitrate was ascribed to the highly dispersed Cu particles from CO adsorption experiment. The selectivity of methanol to H 2 decreased with an increase in the amount of acid on the surface of Cu/SnO2/SiO2 catalysts from FT-IR experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-181
Number of pages5
JournalReaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Mar 19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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