Promoting the Synthesis of Ethanol and Butanol by Salicylic Acid
AbstractMultiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were functionalized with salicylic acid (SA). The copper-cobalt catalyst was impregnated on the SA functionalized MWCNTs (SA-MWCNTs). The catalyst copper-cobalt/SA-MWCNTs was used to catalyze the synthesis of alcohols from synthesis gas. Salicylic acid can promote the synthesis of ethanol and butanol from synthesis gas, thus reducing the synthesis of methanol. This work demonstrated that salicylic acid not only can be used to functionalize carbon nanotubes, but also can enhance the production of ethanol and butanol from synthesis gas. On the other hand, the copper-cobalt catalyst supported on MWCNTs of 30 nm in diameter can synthesize more ethanol and butanol than supported on MWCNTs of 15 and 50 nm in diameter, indicating that the diameter of MWCNTs also has an effect on the synthesis of alcohols. View Full-Text
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Zou, J.; Wang, L.; Ji, P. Promoting the Synthesis of Ethanol and Butanol by Salicylic Acid. Catalysts 2017, 7, 295.
Zou J, Wang L, Ji P. Promoting the Synthesis of Ethanol and Butanol by Salicylic Acid. Catalysts. 2017; 7(10):295.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zou, Jinxin; Wang, Lei; Ji, Peijun. 2017. "Promoting the Synthesis of Ethanol and Butanol by Salicylic Acid." Catalysts 7, no. 10: 295.