The total oxidation of methanol and toluene, chosen as representative VOCs, was investigated over CeO(2)-supported Au/FeO(x) catalysts prepared utilizing the bimetallic carbonyl cluster salt [NEt(4)][AuFe(4)(CO)(16)]. Characterization data showed that the catalysts prepared by the reported method exhibit highly and homogeneously dispersed iron oxide species on the ceria support together with small gold nanoparticles, whose size increases on increasing the amount of gold/iron. Addition of iron oxide species did not substantially increase the methanol combustion activity of ceria, whereas the presence of the mixed gold and FeO(x) species has been found to strongly enhance the activity towards the total oxidation of methanol. In the case of the toluene combustion the addition of FeO(x) or FeO(x)/Au species caused a significant decrease in the activity of the bare CeO(2). The above catalytic behavior was rationalized on the basis of different interactions occurring among gold, iron oxide and cerium oxide, which synergically affects both the reactivity of the surface oxygen and the capacity of the support to adsorb the organic reactant. (c) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Titolo:||Design of nano-sized FeO(x) and Au/FeO(x) catalysts supported on CeO(2) for total oxidation of VOC RID H-1030-2011|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|