Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1997, 62, 130-135

Role of Water in Synthesis of Higher Alcohols from CO and H2 over MoS2

Atanas A. Andreev, Lubomir S. Mintchev and Margarita V. Gabrovska

Institute of Catalysis, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 11, Acad. G. Bonchev, Sofia 1113, Bulgaria


Experimental evidence was found in support of the direct participation of water in synthesis reactions from CO and hydrogen over MoS2 and K/MoS2 through its dissociation to activated OH and H. A reaction mechanism based on a common formate intermediate in alcohol and hydrocarbon synthesis and water-gas shift reaction is proposed.

Keywords: Alcohol synthesis; Syn gas; MoS2; Water-gas shift reaction.