Mssbauer study of CO-precipitated Fischer-Tropsch iron catalysts Academic Article uri icon


  • Mssbauer spectroscopy studies of precipitated Fischer-Tropsch (FT) iron catalysts, viz. 100 Fe/5 Cu/4.2 K/x SiO 2 , where x=0,8, 16, 24, 25, 40, or 100, have shown that reduction of the oxide precursor in CO gives rise to -carbide Fe 5 C 2 whose amount decreases with an increase of SiO 2 content. The -carbide is converted into magnetite Fe 3 O 4 while catalyzing the FT synthesis reaction. A correlation between FT activity and the content of -carbide in the catalysts was found, which indicated that -carbide is active for FT synthesis reaction. 1994 J.C. Baltzer AG, Science Publishers.

published proceedings

  • Hyperfine Interactions

author list (cited authors)

  • Rao, K., Huggins, F. E., Mahajan, V., Huffman, G. P., Bukur, D. B., & Rao, V.

complete list of authors

  • Rao, KRPM||Huggins, Frank E||Mahajan, Vikram||Huffman, Gerald P||Bukur, DB||Rao, VUS

publication date

  • January 1, 1994 11:11 AM