Molybdenum Sulfide/Carbide Catalysts

Molybdenum Sulfide/Carbide Catalysts
Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Brenda Torres, Gabriel Alfonso, Sergio Fuentes

This patent embodies a method of preparing a high surface area MoS2 catalyst.

The present invention provides methods of synthesizing molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) and carbon-containing molybdenum disulfide (MoS2-xCx) catalysts that exhibit improved catalytic activity for hydrotreating reactions involving hydrodesulfurization, hydrodenitrogenation, and hydrogenation. The present invention also concerns the resulting catalysts. Furthermore, the invention concerns the promotion of these catalysts with Co, Ni, Fe, and/or Ru sulfides to create catalysts with greater activity, for hydrotreating reactions, than conventional catalysts such as cobalt molybdate on alumina support.

Issue Date: 07/29/2009
Application Date: 04/07/2004
Post Date: 05/11/2018

UTEP Docket No: 2002-004