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Author(s): Xuemeng Chen
Sónia Carabineiro
Sandra Bastos
Pedro B. Tavares
José Melo Orfão
Fernando Pereira
José Luís Figueiredo
Title: Catalytic oxidation of ethyl acetate on cerium-containing mixed oxides
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: Cerium-containing mixed oxides (Ce-Cu, Ce-Ni and Ce-Co) were synthesized by exotemplating and evaporation methods. A carbon xerogel was used as template in the exotemplating procedure. The evaporation method was based on thermal decomposition of oxalates. Samples were characterized by thermogravimetry and differential scanning calorimetry, N-2 adsorption at -196 degrees C, temperature programmed reduction, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The materials obtained were tested as catalysts for ethyl acetate oxidation, as a model volatile organic compound. In general, materials with larger surface areas were achieved by exotemplating. Apart from the Ce-Cu oxides, the samples with a molar ratio of 1:2 had larger surface areas than the corresponding 1:1 materials. Smaller crystallite sizes were obtained with calcinations at lower temperatures. Materials prepared by evaporation were more active than those prepared by exotemplating and the 1:1 ratio was more favourable than 1:2. Full conversion of ethyl acetate was achieved at much lower temperatures with the mixed metal oxides, in comparison to single oxides. The most active materials were Ce-Co and Ce-Cu oxides. Ce-Ni oxide samples were the least active. Catalytic activity seems to be related not only with surface area, but also with the amount of Ce contained in the samples, calcination temperature (which influenced the particle size) and the reducibility of the catalysts.
Subject: Engenharia, Catálise heterogénea, Engenharia química
Engineering, Heterogeneous catalysis, Chemical engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia química
Engineering and technology::Chemical engineering
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info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia/Projetos Estratégicos/PEst-C/EQB/LA0020/2013/PROJECTO ESTRATÉGICO - LA 20 - 2013-2014/LA 20
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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