Enabling High Activity Catalyst Co3O4@CeO2 for Propane Catalytic Oxidation via Inverse Loading

Molecules. 2023 Aug 7;28(15):5930. doi: 10.3390/molecules28155930.


Propane catalytic oxidation is an important industrial chemical process. However, poor activity is frequently observed for stable C-H bonds, especially for non-noble catalysts in low temperature. Herein, we reported a controlled synthesis of catalyst Co3O4@CeO2-IE via inverse loading and proposed a strategy of oxygen vacancy for its high catalytic oxidation activity, achieving better performance than traditional supported catalyst Co3O4/CeO2-IM, i.e., the T50 (temperature at 50% propane conversion) of 217 °C vs. 235 °C and T90 (temperature at 90% propane conversion) of 268 °C vs. 348 °C at the propane space velocity of 60,000 mL g-1 h-1. Further investigations indicate that there are more enriched oxygen vacancies in Co3O4@CeO2-IE due to the unique preparation method. This work provides an element doping strategy to effectively boost the propane catalytic oxidation performance as well as a bright outlook for efficient environmental catalysts.

PMID:37570900 | PMC:PMC10421505 | DOI:10.3390/molecules28155930


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