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Supported Intermetallic PdZn Nanoparticles as Bifunctional Catalysts for the Direct Synthesis of Dimethyl Ether from CO-Rich Synthesis Gas

Gentzen, Manuel 1; Doronkin, Dmitry E. ORCID iD icon 1,2; Sheppard, Thomas L. ORCID iD icon 1,2; Zimina, Anna 1,2; Li, Haisheng 1; Jelic, Jelena ORCID iD icon 1; Studt, Felix 1,2; Grunwaldt, Jan-Dierk ORCID iD icon 1,2; Sauer, Jörg ORCID iD icon 1; Behrens, Silke 1
1 Institut für Katalyseforschung und -technologie (IKFT), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
2 Institut für Technische Chemie und Polymerchemie (ITCP), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


The single-step syngas-to-dimethyl ether (STD) process entails economic and technical advantages over the current industrial two-step process. Pd/ZnO-based catalysts have recently emerged as interesting alternatives to currently used Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 catalysts, but the nature of the active site(s), the reaction mechanism, and the role of Pd and ZnO in the solid catalyst are not well established. Now, Zn-stabilized Pd colloids with a size of 2 nm served as the key building blocks for the methanol active component in bifunctional Pd/ZnO-gamma-Al2O3 catalysts. The catalysts were characterized by combining high-pressure operando X-ray absorption spectroscopy and DFT calculations. The enhanced stability, longevity, and high dimethyl ether selectivity observed makes Pd/ZnO-gamma-Al2O3 an effective alternative system for the STD process compared to Cu/ZnO/gamma-Al2O3.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000098743
Veröffentlicht am 08.10.2019
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201906256
Zitationen: 20
Web of Science
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Katalyseforschung und -technologie (IKFT)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1433-7851
KITopen-ID: 1000098743
HGF-Programm 43.22.02 (POF III, LK 01) Nanocatalysis
Weitere HGF-Programme 56.98.01 (POF III, LK 01) Betrieb in MML
Erschienen in Angewandte Chemie / International edition
Verlag John Wiley and Sons
Band 58
Heft 44
Seiten 15655-15659
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 19.09.2019
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