Carbon-supported well-dispersed Cu-ZnO catalysts prepared from sawdust impregnated with [Cu(NO3)2, Zn(NO3)2] solution: Catalytic activity in CO2 hydrogenation to methanol

Yusaku Sakata, Md Azhar Uddin, Akinori Muto, Mutsuharu Imaoka

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Carbon-based highly dispersed Cu and Cu ZnO catalysts were prepared with sawdust impregnated with Cu(NO3)2 and Zn(NO3)2 solution. The hydrogenation of CO2 on these carbon-based Cu and Cu ZnO catalysts was studied and compared with the Cu and Cu-ZnO-containing catalysts prepared by conventional impregnation methods using wood-based active carbon. The carbon-based Cu-ZnO catalyst prepared from Cu or Zn salt-impregnated sawdust displayed high activity for hydrogenation of CO2 to methanol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-187
Number of pages5
JournalMicroporous Materials
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997


  • Active carbon
  • Carbon dioxide hydrogenation
  • Copper-zinc oxide catalyst
  • Methanol
  • Sawdust

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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