Matthew Jones (Inventor), Davide Mattia (Inventor), Justin O'Byrne (Inventor), Rhodri Owen (Inventor), Daniel Minett (Inventor), Pawel Plucinski (Inventor), Sofia Pascu (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Improved catalyst comprising iron and carbon nanotubes The invention relates to a process for making a catalyst comprising carbon nanotubes and iron- based particles, the process comprising the steps of: a)preparing carbon nanotubes comprising iron-based particles by chemical vapour deposition of a vapour of a carbon- containing substance in the presence of an iron-containing substance; b) subjecting the carbon nanotubes comprising iron-based particles to oxidising conditions to selectively etch away graphite layers covering the iron-based particles, thereby exposing the iron-based particles at the surface of the carbon nanotubes and at least partially oxidising the iron-based particles; and c) subjecting the carbon nanotubes comprising iron-based particles to reducing conditions in order to at least partially reduce the iron-based particles. The catalyst may be used in the manufacture of hydrocarbons from carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide, or for carbon capture and utilization.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2014076487 (A1)
Priority date16/11/12
Filing date15/11/13
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2014


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