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SUPPORTED SULFIDE CLUSTER CATALYSTS FOR HYDRODESULFURIZATION

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7535
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7535
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Kms Fusion Inc
PO Box 1778 Ann Arbor, MI 48106
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: SUPPORTED SULFIDE CLUSTER CATALYSTS FOR HYDRODESULFURIZATION
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSAL OUTLINES A SIX-MONTH RESEARCH PROGRAM AIMED ATFUNDAMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS OF METAL SULFIDE CLUSTER-OXIDE SUPPORT SYSTEMS FOR HYDRODESULFURIZATION (HDS). HYDRODESULFURIZATION REMAINS A POORLY UNDERSTOOD REACTION DESPITE VERY EXTENSIVE STUDY. THE USE OF CLUSTER-DERIVED CATALYSTS FOR HDS REPRESENTS A VERY NOVEL APPROACH TO ADVANCING OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE PHYSIOCHEMICAL NATURE OF THE ACTIVE SITE FOR HDS. THIS TYPE OF CATALYST MAY ALSO HAVE IMPROVED ACTIVITIES AND SELECTIVITIES WHEN COMPARED TO CONVENTIONAL PREPARED CATALYSTS. WE WILL INVESTIGATE THE HOMONUCLEAR SULFIDE CLUSTERS, CP2MO2 (MUS)2(MUSH)2, FE2 (MUS)27CO) AND CO6 (MU3S)2 (CO)12.BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN BRIDGING SULFIDE LIGANDS, WE EXPECT THEIR METAL FRAMEWORKS TO BE VERY ROBUST, AND STABLE UNDER HDS REACTION CONDITIONS. THESE CLUSTERS WILL BE SYNTHESIZEDAND SUPPORTED ON PARTIALLY DEHYDROXYLATED NU-A1203 AND MGO. A VARIETY OF TECHNIQUES WILL BE USED TO ANALYZE THE PURE AND SUPPORTED CATALYSTS. THESE TECHNIQUES INCLUDE INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY, BET SURFACE AREA ANALYSIS, X-RAY DIFFRACTION, AND X-RAY PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY. FURTHERMORE, WE WILL INVESTIGATE THE MECHANISTIC ASPECTS OF HDS IN AN ATTEMPT TO DEVELOP A MODEL.

Principal Investigator:

Levi thompson phd
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Small Business Information at Submission:

Kms Fusion Inc
3621 S State St Po Box 1567 Ann Arbor, MI 48106

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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No