Bimetallic dispersed sulfide catalysts from organometallic clusters for coal liquefaction

Chunshan Song, Derrick S. Parfitt, Harold H. Schobert

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Several heterometallic complexes consisting of Mo, Co and sulfur in a single molecule were synthesized and tested as precursors of dispersed catalysts for liquefaction of a subbituminous coal. The structure of the precursors, in particular the type of ligands to the metal species, significantly affects the activity of the bimetallic MoCo sulfide catalysts generated in situ. Among the M-M′ type precursors tested, Mo-Co thiocubane, Mo2Co2S4(Cp)2(CO)2 (Cp = cyclopentadiene), produced the best catalyst.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-34
Number of pages8
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1993


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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