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Keywords:

  • heterogeneous catalysis;
  • hydrocarbons;
  • nanoparticles;
  • nanotubes;
  • ruthenium

Abstract

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Diesel do nicely: The title system is a highly selective Fischer–Tropsch catalyst for the production of C10–C20 hydrocarbons (diesel fuel). The C10–C20 selectivity strongly depends on the mean size of the Ru nanoparticles. Nanoparticles with a mean size around 7 nm exhibit the highest C10–C20 selectivity (ca. 65 %) and a relatively higher turnover frequency for CO conversion.