A novel preparation method of supported metal catalysts using microemulsion

Masahiro Kishida, Kazuyuki Umakoshi, Kim Won Young, Toshiaki Hanaoka, Hideo Nagata, Katsuhiko Wakabayashi

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This paper describes a novel preparation method using microemulsion for supported metal catalysts. In this study, the preparation of silica-supported rhodium catalysts was investigated mainly in the polyethylene (5) glycol-p-nonylphenyl ether/cyclohexane system. The catalysts prepared by this method had a smaller average particle size with an appreciable narrow size distribution and exhibited a much higher activity for the hydrogenation of carbon monoxide than a catalyst prepared by the impregnation method. Control of the metal particle size was also investigated for the silica-supported rhodium catalyst, and the particle size was found to be controlled by adjusting the water-to-surfactant molar ratio, the concentration of RhCl3 in microemulsion, and the type microemulsion system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)990-996
Number of pages7
Journalkagaku kogaku ronbunshu
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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