Thin film catalysts for hydrodesulfurization

G. L. Schrader, I. M. Schewe-Miller

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The ability to prepare active hydrodesulfurization (HDS) catalysts by reactive sputtering onto oxide surfaces has been demonstrated. In our research the ability to produce MoS2-based and `reduced' Mo sulfides (Chevrel phases) has permitted characterization of the catalyst-support (substrate) interface. A mechanism for the formation of the active phases has been suggested, and the ability to form the desired catalysts at low temperatures (necessary for high-surface supports) has been demonstrated. The supported catalysts have been shown to have comparable activity to the pure phases. This new preparation technique offers the potential for producing oriented films which could be useful in more fundamental studies of HDS reaction mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)605
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Division of Petroleum Chemistry, Preprints
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 208th National Meeting, American Chemical Society - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Aug 21 1994Aug 26 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology


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