Title

THE PREPARATION OF SMALL METAL PARTICLES ON ZEOLITES AND OTHER SUPPORTS (MICROWAVES, MOESSBAUER, FISCHER-TROPSCH, FERROMAGNETIC RESONANCE)

Date of Completion

January 1985

Keywords

Chemistry, Inorganic

Degree

Ph.D.

Abstract

Small metal particles in the cages of zeolites can be selective catalysts for the production of hydrocarbons from carbon monoxide and hydrogen. Our research involves several different methods for the preparation of small particles of metal in zeolites. Iron and cobalt were the metals investigated.^ Success has been achieved through the use of a microwave induced argon plasma which decomposes metal carbonyls and organometallics to form small ferromagnetic metal particles. Characterization of these samples as to their chemical, physical and catalytic properties for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis has been done. Details of preparations and reactions are presented. ^