Highly selective production of C5-C12 hydrocarbons over efficient Ru/heteropoly-acid catalysts

Chunling Wang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Jiong Yang, Shanghai University
Yongxing Sun, Shanghai University
Qian Li, Shanghai University
Ying Zheng, Western University
Yun Hang Hu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University


© 2019 Elsevier Ltd It is a great challenge in catalysis to increase selectivity without sacrificing activity. Furthermore, the highly selective production of C5-C12 hydrocarbons, which are main components of gasoline fuel, from syngas is important for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS), particularly for its industrial process. Herein, we demonstrate an approach to increase selectivity for C5-C12 hydrocarbons, namely, the 145% increase in selectivity of C5-C12 hydrocarbons without sacrificing high CO conversion was obtained by tuning Al2O3 support with tungstophosphoric acid (HPW) for Ru-based catalysts. This finding offers a simple and novel approach to develop efficient catalysts for FTS.