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The abstract discusses the potential of oxygenating fuels to reduce urban air pollution by reducing soot emissions and focuses on the role of formaldehyde in synthesizing such fuels.
The study reports the synthesis, characterization, and testing of ruthenium on alumina catalysts for converting carbon monoxide (CO) through methanol-mediated hydrogenation into oxygenated compounds with the formaldehyde oxidation state.
The researchers varied synthesis parameters and observed correlations between these parameters, metal loading, crystallite sizes, and catalyst activity. The catalysts were tested in a high-pressure reactor for CO hydrogenation in methanol, revealing interesting relationships between catalyst synthesis, structure, and activity.