Catalysis Letters

, Volume 118, Issue 3–4, pp 195–202 | Cite as

Impact of Boron Modification on MCM-41-Supported Cobalt Catalysts for Hydrogenation of Carbon Monoxide

  • Pimchanok Tupabut
  • Bunjerd Jongsomjit
  • Piyasan Praserthdam


Boron modification on MCM-41-supported cobalt (Co) catalysts was found to decrease the catalyst activity during CO hydrogenation. The decreased activities were due to stronger support interaction between Co oxide species and the support with the presence of boron resulting in lower reducibility. However, based on methanation the selectivity to C2–C4 products slightly increased with low loading of boron.


Cobalt catalyst MCM-41 Support Boron modification CO hydrogenation 



We thank the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) and the graduate school at Chulalongkorn University (90th Anniversary of CU under the Golden Jubilee Fund) for financial support of this project. Guidance of the MCM-41 preparation by Dr. Panpranot is greatly appreciated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pimchanok Tupabut
    • 1
  • Bunjerd Jongsomjit
    • 1
  • Piyasan Praserthdam
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Center of Excellence on Catalysis and Catalytic Reaction EngineeringChulalongkorn UniversityBangkokThailand

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