Synthesis of light alkenes on manganese promoted.
(González Cortés, Sergio Luis; Rodulfo Baechler, Serbia M. A.; Oliveros Bastidas, Alberto; Orozco, José; Fontal, Bernardo; Mora, Asiloé J.; Delgado, Gerzon)


The light alkenes formation capacity and the interaction of Mn with Fe and Fe-Co of Fischer-Tropsch catalysts have been studied. The samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction and temperature-programmed reduction. It was found that Fe- Co-Mn has a better catalytic stability than the Fe-Mn catalyst. It is proposed that iron particle size and its interaction with oxide and carbide phases produced during the catalytic reaction are mainly responsible for the high activity and light alkene selectivity.

This article was jointly published by Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest and
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht
React.Kinet.Catal.Lett. Vol. 75, No. 1, 3-12 (2002)