Tuning the catalytic CO hydrogenation to straight- and long-chain aldehydes/alcohols and olefins/paraffins

 highlight3 Y. Xiang, N. Kruse

Norbert Kruse and Yizhi Xiang from Washington University and PNNL, showed that catalytic CO hydrogenation  can be tuned to produce long-chain n-aldehydes, 1-alcohols and olefins, as well as n-paraffins over potassium-promoted CoMn catalysts. The sum selectivity of aldehydes and alcohols is usually >50 wt% whereof up to ∼97% can be n-aldehydes. Full article is open in doi:10.1038/ncomms13058

Nature Communications 7, Article number: 13058 (2016) doi:10.1038/ncomms13058