Program & Main Themes
SynCat@Beijing has set out an ambitious fundamental reserch program which is dedicated to the understanding structure and reactivity of matter. To get insights into the catalytic processes relevant for clean CTL forms the framework of this mission.
Fe FTS in action
This first major research program at SynCat@Beijing is aimed at the surface chemistry of Fe Fischer-Tropsch catalysts in their working – carbidic – state. It ranges from catalyst preparation, formulation, characterization and testing as it is commonly done in a professional industrial laboratory, via surface science of nano-particles and single-crystals to molecular modeling by computational methods.
The large distance between the worlds of applied catalysis and the extremely simplified situations dealt with in molecular modeling will tried to be bridged by
(a) studies of planar model catalysts consisting of well-defined nanoparticles on planar supports which greatly simplifies the assessment of the catalyst’s morphology, structure sensitivity and deactivation processes; and
(b) studies of the surface chemistry of iron and carbidic iron, which serve to validate the results of DFT studies and offer a better basis for understanding reaction mechanisms.
SynCat@Beijing scientists have (co-)authored several publications in collaboration with other laboratories all around the world.
Ryan Sharpe, Jon Counsell, Michael Bowker, Surf. Sci. 656 (2017) 60–65
Yibin Bu, C. J. Weststrate, J. W. Niemantsverdriet, and Hans O. A. Fredriksson, ACS Catal. 6 (2016) 7994–800
Blenerhassitt E. Buitendach, Elizabeth Erasmus, J. W. (Hans) Niemantsverdriet, and Jannie C. Swarts, Molecules 21 (2016) 1427
Blenerhassitt E. Buitendach, Elizabeth Erasmus, Marilé Landman, J. W. (Hans) Niemantsverdriet, and Jannie C. Swarts, Inorg. Chem. 55 (2016) 1992
Qian Yanga, Wilm Jones, Peter P. Wells, David Morgan, Lichun Dong, Baoshan Hu, Nikolaos Dimitratos, Mingdong Dong, Mike Bowker, Flemming Besenbacher, Ren Su, Appl. Catal. A 518 (2016) 213
G. Li, R. Su, J. Rao, J. Wu, P. Rudolf, G.R. Blake, R.A. de Groot, F. Besenbacher, and T.T.M. Palstra, J. Mater. Chem. A 4 (2016) 209
Ren Su, Flemming Besenbacher, Graham Hutchings; In: J. C. Colmenares, Y.-J. Xu (Eds.) Heterogeneous Photocatalysis, Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technology, Berlin Heidelberg, Springer, 2016, p. 109
Xi Liu, Viktoria Fabos, Stuart Taylor, David W. Knight, Keith Whiston, Graham J. Hutchings, Chem. – Eur. J. 22 (2016) 12290–12294
Tianfu Zhang, Stephen M. Driver, Stephanie J. Pratt, Stephen J. Jenkins, David A. King, Surf. Sci. 648 (2016) 10–13
Ying Wei, Ling Zhang and Zhijian Tian, RSC Adv. 66 (2016) 61915-61919
“Cu Model Catalyst Dynamics and CO Oxidation Kinetics Studied by Simultaneous in Situ UV–Vis and Mass Spectroscopy”Yibin Bu, J. W. Hans Niemantsverdriet, and Hans O. A. Fredriksson, ACS Catal. 6 (2015) 2867