Accession Number : ADA197023


Title :   A New Type of Heterogeneous Catalyst with Isolated FE-RH Diatomic Sites


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK APPLIED RESEARCH LAB


Personal Author(s) : Hickman, Jr, James J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a197023.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 78


Abstract : A totally new type of heterogeneous catalyst was created containing iron rhodium diad sites. These sites were totally different from traditional iron-rhodium alloy catalysts. They exhibited a constant selectivity and specific activity with the test reaction. These sites were prepared by the low temperature decomposition of an organometallic compound, (CO)3Fe(mu-C7H7)RhCOD, in a hydrogen atmosphere. The method of characterization employed involved the catalysts' selectivity towards the isomerization and hydrogenation of 1-butene. Catalysis was accomplished using a plug-flow differential microreactor at 30 C. These diad sites also appeared to be different from rhodium-only catalysts at monoatomic dispersions. Keywords: Alumina alloys, Catalysts, Iron rhodium catalysts, Iron alloys.


Descriptors :   *ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUNDS , *RHODIUM , *ALUMINUM OXIDES , *IRON ALLOYS , *ALLOYS , DECOMPOSITION , ATMOSPHERES , ISOMERIZATION , CATALYSIS , CATALYSTS , IRON , HYDROGEN , TEST AND EVALUATION , HETEROGENEITY


Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Metallurgy and Metallography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE