Publication Type:

Journal Article


Journal of Catalysis, Volume 176, Number 1, p.61 - 67 (1998)



The effect of phosphorus on Mo2C supported on γ-Al2O3and activated carbon was studied. The catalysts were characterized by \{CO\} chemisorption, \{BET\} surface area measurements, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure, and tested for their reactivity for hydroprocessing reactions, particularly hydrogenation, hydrodesulfurization (HDS) and hydrodenitrogenation (HDN), using model liquid compounds. The P-containing catalysts had higher reactivity for \{HDN\} than those without P. \{HDS\} was higher when the Mo2C was synthesized on γ-Al2O3previously treated with P than when the Mo component and P were added together on γ-Al2O3. Postreaction characterization indicates that the catalysts were tolerant of sulfur.

Cite this Research Publication

B. Dhandapani, Ramanathan S., Yu, C. C., Frühberger, B., Chen, J. G., and Oyama, S. T., “Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity Studies of Supported Mo2C with Phosphorus Additive”, Journal of Catalysis, vol. 176, pp. 61 - 67, 1998.