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Bimetallic catalysts for the Fischer–Tropsch reaction

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This short critical review summarises and analyses the developments in Fischer–Tropsch catalysis using bimetallic alloys. We introduce a simple notation for such catalysts, and monitor the reports of synergistic effects and composition/performance relationships. Special attention is given to CoFe alloys on a variety of supports, and to the effects of catalyst preparation methods and pre-treatment conditions. The key drawbacks in comparing the large amount of data available on Fischer–Tropsch catalysis are the high dimensionality of the problem and the lack of long time-on-stream studies. Based on the new understanding coming from characterisation studies of supported bimetallic particles, we propose a structured approach for effectively studying Fischer–Tropsch catalysis.

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The article was received on 14 Dec 2010, accepted on 04 Mar 2011 and first published on 26 Apr 2011

Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C0GC00919A
Citation: Green Chem., 2011,13, 1950-1959
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    Bimetallic catalysts for the Fischer–Tropsch reaction

    V. R. Calderone, N. R. Shiju, D. C. Ferré and G. Rothenberg, Green Chem., 2011, 13, 1950
    DOI: 10.1039/C0GC00919A

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