EKU Chemistry Research Published

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EKU Chemistry undergraduate and graduate students working with Dr. Buchang Shi have published two articles in a recent edition of Topics in Catalysis.

The first project involves the formation of branched hydrocarbons during Fischer-Tropsch (FT) synthesis is one of the controversial topics in FT studies. Based on the analysis of products produced by iron and cobalt catalyzed FT reactions, this article provided an explanation for the formation of branched hydrocarbons during FTS by the alkylidene mechanism. The work also provides an explanation for the “kink” in C2 in product distribution plot.

Citation: Buchang Shi, Lin Wu, Yunxin Liao, Chunfen Jin, Alexandra Montavon, “Explanations of the Formation of Branched Hydrocarbons During Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis by Alkylidene Mechanism”, Topics in Catalysis, 2013, DOI10.1007/s11244-013-0201-4.

For details, see: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11244-013-0201-4

The second project pertains to a method of analyzing isotopomers of compounds in a mixture of Fischer-Tropsch (FT) products. By combining this method and deuterium tracer technique, the group studied the product accumulation effects, the role of water, the isotope effect, the role of ethanol and ethene, and the deuterium enrichments during FT reactions.

Citation: Buchang Shi, Yunxin Liao, Lin Wu, Burtron H. Davis, “Deuterium Tracer Studies and Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Deuterated Products during Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis”, Topics in Catalysis, 2013,  DOI 10.1007/s11244-013-0202-3.

For details, see: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11244-013-0202-3#

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Buchang Shi

Published on January 14, 2014