Design of copper based hybrid catalysts for CO2 hydrogenation

Young Kwon Park, Jong Ki Jeon, Son Ki Ihm

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Catalyst design requires a number of experimentation and decision steps from initiating the idea to developing the catalytic processes. CO2 hydrogenation is limited by thermodynamic constraints in the formation of methanol. This thermodynamic barrier could be mitigated by in-situ transformation of methanol inside the reaction system where the Cu-based hybrid catalysts can be applied to obtain chemical products such as hydrocarbons or oxygenates. The modification of Cu-based catalyst for methanol synthesis, the selection of proper zeolite counterpart, the consideration of different reaction mechanisms, and the medium acidity induced by the solid-solid interaction were discussed by reviewing the information reported, and some guidelines for designing Cu-based hybrid catalysts were proposed for better control of hydrocarbon yield and product distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-32
Number of pages8
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
StatePublished - 2004


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