Nanotech 2013 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2013 Vol. 2
Nanotechnology 2013: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational (Volume 2)

Energy Storage, Novel Generation & Grid Chapter 10

Decomposition of Methanol Catalyzed by Cu-ZnO@C

Authors: C.-I. Hong, H.Y. Kang, F-C Chang, H. Paul Wang

Affilation: National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Pages: 698 - 700

Keywords: methanol decomposition, Cu-ZnO@C, EXAFS, XANES

Decomposition of methanol (DM) to CO and H2 can be catalyzed by Cu-ZnO@C core-shell nanoreactors. It is found that reactivity of DM catalyzed by the nanoreactors increase with an increase in the fractions of ZnO in Cu-ZnO encapsulated in carbon shell. The nanoreactors seem to have a better reactivity for DM mainly due to a highly increasing of collision frequency in the confined space in nanoreactors. By component fitted X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES), it seems that metallic copper (Cu) plays the promoter role during DM.

ISBN: 978-1-4822-0584-8
Pages: 808
Hardcopy: $209.95