Secondary reactions of primary products of the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: Part 1. The role of ethene

Ruud Snel, Rafael L. Espinoza

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Co-feeding experiments have shown that ethene readily initiates the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis without altering the chain-growth probability, even when it is present in high concentrations. Propagation by ethene was found to be unlikely. When present in concentrations of 5 mol% or higher, ethene substantially suppresses methane formation by surface hydrogen and surface intermediate scavenging.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)237-247
JournalJournal of molecular catalysis
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes


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