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Effect of the Polymeric Stabilizer in the Aqueous Phase Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Catalyzed by Colloidal Cobalt Nanocatalysts

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Chemical Center of Technology, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
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Physicochemical and Inorganic Chemistry Department, Universitat Rovira I Virgili, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
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Analytical and Organic Chemistry Department, Universitat Rovira I Virgili, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
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Total Research and Technology Feluy, B-7181 Seneffe, Belgium
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Nanomaterials 2017, 7(3), 58; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano7030058
Received: 22 December 2016 / Accepted: 21 February 2017 / Published: 6 March 2017
A series of small and well defined cobalt nanoparticles were synthesized by the chemical reduction of cobalt salts in water using NaBH4 as a reducing agent and using various polymeric stabilizers. The obtained nanocatalysts of similar mean diameters (ca. 2.6 nm) were fully characterized and tested in the aqueous phase Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis (AFTS). Interestingly, the nature and structure of the stabilizers used during the synthesis of the CoNPs affected the reduction degree of cobalt and the B-doping of these NPs and consequently, influenced the performance of these nanocatalysts in AFTS. View Full-Text
Keywords: aqueous phase Fischer-Tropsch synthesis; cobalt nanoparticles; polymeric stabilizers aqueous phase Fischer-Tropsch synthesis; cobalt nanoparticles; polymeric stabilizers
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Delgado, J.A.; Claver, C.; Castillón, S.; Curulla-Ferré, D.; Godard, C. Effect of the Polymeric Stabilizer in the Aqueous Phase Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Catalyzed by Colloidal Cobalt Nanocatalysts. Nanomaterials 2017, 7, 58.

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