Characterization of copper chromite catalysts for methanol dehydrogenation

S. P. Tonner, M. S. Wainright*, D. L. Trimm, N. W. Cant

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Copper chromite catalysts have been characterised by total and metal surface areas. X-ray powder diffraction, thermal gravimetric analysis and selective extraction of copper oxide in order to investigate the nature of the active catalyst for methanol dehydrogenation. After reduction in hydrogen at atmospheric pressure, the catalyst surface has been shown to consist essentially of copper metal crystallites supported on cuprous chromite. The mechanism of catalyst reduction has been identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-101
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Catalysis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1984


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