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Bimetal catalysts

United States Patent

9,776,177
October 3, 2017
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A catalyst comprises a carbide or nitride of a metal and a promoter element. The metal is selected from the group consisting of Mo, W, Co, Fe, Rh or Mn, and the promoter element is selected from the group consisting of Ni, Co, Al, Si, S or P, provided that the metal and the promoter element are different. The catalyst also comprises a mesoporous support having a surface area of at least about 170 m.sup.2 g.sup.-1, wherein the carbide or nitride of the metal and the promoter element is supported by the mesoporous support, and is in a non-sulfided form and in an amorphous form.
Ng; K. Y. Simon (West Bloomfield, MI), Salley; Steve O. (Grosse Pointe Park, MI), Wang; Huali (Detroit, MI)
Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)
14/ 388,709
20150038751
March 28, 2013
This invention was made with government support awarded by the Department of Energy (Grant DE-FG36-05GO85005) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (Grant MICW-2010-01534). The government has certain rights in the invention.