TITLE: Catalysis by Carbides, Nitrides and Group VIII Intermetallic Compound.
AUTHOR: S. T. Oyama; G. L. Haller.
INST. AUTHOR: National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, MD.
PUB. TYPE: Technical Report
PUB. COUNTRY: United States
SOURCE: Department of Commerce [COMNBS], 1982, 33p.
NTIS ORDER NO.: PB85-205656/INW
A review is presented of catalysis by carbides, nitrides, and Group VIII intermetallic compounds. The catalytic and other properties of transition-metal carbides and nitrides are discussed for oxidation, hydrogenation, dehydrogenation, isomerization, hydrolysis, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, and ammonia synthesis. A similar discussion is presented for catalysis by binary compounds of Group VIII metals and lanthanides or actinides. It is not clear at this time whether the unique properties of the latter catalysts are due to the method of preparation (e.g., the extent of decomposition) or to a particular metal-oxide interaction.