Characterization of a fused iron catalyst for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis by in situ laser Raman spectroscopy

Hong bin Zhang, G. L. Schrader

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In situ laser Raman spectroscopy was used to characterize an alkali-promoted fused iron catalyst. Studies with adsorbed H2 and CO revealed the presence of FeH and FeC bonds. Bands for adsorbed CO were also detected, indicating adsorption on Fe° and Fen+ sites. Coexistence of Fe° Fe-carbide and Fe-oxide phases at the surface is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-332
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Catalysis
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1985


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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