Hydrogenation catalysts made by reductive demetalation of zeolites

Metal nanoparticles on a support are typical hydrogenation catalysts. Zeolite-like(molecular sieve) supports introduce shape selectivity, stabilize metal nanoparticles and provide additional catalytic function. Bimetallic catalysts may be more advantageous than monometallic ones because the two metals work in synergy and/or make it possible to save noble metals. The main goal of the project is to develop metal@molecular sieve catalysts with bimetallic nanoparticles combining Cu, Zn and Fe. To make and stabilize the bimetallic nanoparticles, so-called zeolite reductive demetallation approach, which was recently developed, is used. 

For further insight see: A. Kurbanova et al. Catal. Today 390-391 (2022) 306-315.

Dr. Jan Přech