MOCVD-Loading of Mesoporous Siliceous Matrices with Cu/ZnO: Supported Catalysts for Methanol Synthesis (pages 2839–2842)
Ralf Becker, Harish Parala, Frank Hipler, Olga P. Tkachenko, Konstantin V. Klementiev, Wolfgang Grünert, Hagen Wilmer, Olaf Hinrichsen, Martin Muhler, Alexander Birkner, Christof Wöll, Sven Schäfer and Roland A. Fischer
Article first published online: 12 MAY 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.200351166
Consecutive vaporization cycles for the preparation of heterogeneous catalysts: Active Cu- and ZnO-containing methanol-synthesis catalysts were obtained by vaporizing suitable organometallic precursors into mesoporous silicates, followed by thermal treatment (see scheme). The catalytically active components in the final material have nanoscopic dimensions. The methanol production by the catalysts is similar to that of systems synthesized by the classical route.