Synthesis and characterization of Al-modified SBA-15 for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) reaction

Na Young Kim, Jae Sun Jung, Jae Suk Lee, Eun Hyeok Yang, Gi Hoon Hong, Sung Soo Lim, Young Su Noh, Janardhan L. Hodala, Kwan Young Lee, Dong Ju Moon

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In this work, we synthesized a Co-based catalyst supported on modified SBA-15 to obtain the uniform particle size of active metal and selective products with certain carbon number distribution. For the comparison, modified SBA-15 was prepared with the different molar ratios of Si/Al = 5, 7 and 10 and compared with the SBA-15 support. Catalysts were prepared by the impregnation method and prepared catalysts were characterized by various analytical techniques such as N2 physisorption, XRD, SAXS, TPR, NH3-TPD, FT-IR, and TEM. It was found that, by adding the aluminum to SBA-15, the catalyst acid site was increased and it produced a relatively middle range of hydrocarbons. It was also found that the interaction between cobalt metal and the support was increased, affecting the catalyst activity for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-334
Number of pages16
JournalResearch on Chemical Intermediates
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1


  • Cobalt-based catalyst
  • Fischer-Tropsch synthesis
  • Mesoporous
  • SBA-15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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