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Support Effect of the Fe/BN Catalyst on Fischer–Tropsch Performances: Role of the Surface B–O Defect

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posted on 13.02.2018, 00:00 by Jianghong Wu, Liancheng Wang, Xi Yang, Baoliang Lv, Jiangang Chen
BN nanosheets (BN) have drawn great attention in heterogeneous catalysis recently, and their defects have a profound effect on the key performance of the catalyst, but it has been overseen and little addressed. Here, three Fe/BN nanosheet (Fe/BN) catalysts were prepared BN with varied B–O surface defects. Fischer–Tropsch synthesis, a key industrial process, was taken as an example. It is found that the rich B–O defects not only resulted in decreased crystal size and low crystallinity of the Fe2O3 but also showed enhanced interaction with the active component and support. As a consequence, the three Fe/BN catalysts showed a dramatic difference in catalytic performance. Our studies reported here could be a guide for the rational design of the highly efficient hydrogenation BN-based catalyst.