Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Dongil A. B., Blanco E., Villora-Picó J. J., Sepúlveda-Escribano A., Rodríguez-Ramos I. (2022)

Effect of the Carbon Support and Conditions on the Carbothermal Synthesis of Cu-Molybdenum Carbide and Its Application on CO2 Hydrogenation to Methanol

Revista : Nanomaterials
Volumen : 12
Número : 7
Páginas : 1048
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación


The synthesis of methanol by carbon dioxide hydrogenation has been studied using copper-molybdenum carbides supported on high surface area graphite, reduced graphene oxide and carbon nanotubes. The synthesis conditions and the effect of the support were studied. The catalysts were prepared in situ using H2 or He at 600 °C or 700 °C. Both molybdenum carbide and oxycarbide were obtained. A support with less reactive carbon resulted in lower proportion of carbide obtained. The best results were achieved over a 5 wt.% Cu and 10 wt.% Mo on high surface area graphite that reached 96.3% selectivity to methanol.