Catalyst for Synthesis of Methanol.
Baglin-EG; Atkinson-GB; Nicks-LJ
U S Pat 4 181 630 1980 Jan; :
Catalysts for the preparation of methyl alcohol by hydrogenation of CO and/or co2 were prepared from alloys of cu with rare-earth, actinide, or group IVB metals. The alloys were oxidized so that the non-cu elements were converted to oxides. Thus, a powdered alloy containing 42.2 Wt pct th and 57.8 Wt pct cu was oxidized at 400 deg c in air for 22 h to give a mixture containing tho2, cu2o, cuo, and cu, which after use contained tho2 and cu.
U.S. Pat. 4,181,630, Jan. 1, 1980; Chem. Abstr. 92:146,251D