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Complete oxidation of short chain alkanes using a nanocrystalline cobalt oxide catalyst

Solsona, B. E., Vazquez, I., Garcia, Tomas, Davies, T. E. and Taylor, S. H. ORCID: 2007. Complete oxidation of short chain alkanes using a nanocrystalline cobalt oxide catalyst. Catalysis Letters 116 (3-4) , pp. 116-121. 10.1007/s10562-007-9136-3

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Exceptionally high activity for the complete oxidation of propane is reported for the first time using a nanocrystalline cobalt oxide catalyst. The catalyst shows stable activity for prolonged time on stream and when the reaction temperature is cycled. Furthermore, the nanocrystalline catalyst demonstrates considerably higher activity than an alumina supported palladium catalyst, which is recognised as one of the most active reported. The high activity of the cobalt oxide catalyst is associated with the nanocrystalline nature of the material, which gives rise to new catalytically active surface sites. A broader comparison with other reported high activity catalysts emphasises the high efficacy of nanocrystalline cobalt oxide for total oxidation and demonstrates that it has significant potential for important applications, such as control of emissions from liquid petroleum gas powered vehicles and alkane volatile organic emissions from stationary sources. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cobalt compounds; Liquefied petroleum gas; Nanocrystalline materials; Oxidation; Paraffins, Cobalt oxide catalysts; Nanocrystalline catalysts; Reaction temperature, Catalyst activity
Additional Information: cited By (since 1996) 12
Publisher: Elsevier BV
ISSN: 1011372X
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2023 01:05

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