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Catalysis Letters

, Volume 149, Issue 1, pp 127–140 | Cite as

Low Temperature CO Oxidation Over a Novel Nano-Structured, Mesoporous CeO2 Supported Au Catalyst

  • Dolly Valechha
  • Suresh Kumar MegarajanEmail author
  • Ahmed Al-Fatesh
  • Heqing Jiang
  • Nitin LabhasetwarEmail author
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Abstract

Highly active, nano-structured, mesoporous CeO2 (CN) supported Au catalysts have been studied for low temperature catalytic CO oxidation. These catalysts were synthesized by first synthesizing the CeO2 support via chitosan template process followed by 1 wt% Au incorporation using precipitation-deposition method. A complete CO conversion into CO2 was achieved at room temperature over Au–CeO2 (A-CN-110) catalyst with a specific rate of 2.65 molCO.gAu−1 h−1. The A-CN-110 catalyst treated under different oxidation and reduction atmosphere was also very active at room temperature. The CO oxidation activity of CN based materials was also compared with commercial CeO2 (C) supported catalysts, as well as those reported in the literature. The catalysts were characterized in detail using p-XRD, BET-SA, ICP-OES, SEM, XPS, EDX, H2-TPR, O2-TPD, and HR-TEM techniques. The structure property relationship clearly demonstrates that the key factors for superior catalytic activity are; reducible nature of support/improved defects (Ce3+), lower crystallite size, and high surface area. Oxidation state, nature of dispersion, and particle size of Au also influences the catalytic activity. Strongly bound gold nano-particles with ceria surface assist the reducibility of the surface oxygen, which enhances the catalytic activity.

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Keywords

Nano-structured CeO2 CO oxidation Au nano-particles Catalyst Catalysis 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Authors would like to acknowledge Director CSIR-NEERI for providing research facilities. Some authors extend their appreciation to the International Scientific Partnership Program ISPP at King Saud University for funding this research work through ISPP# 0057. The CSIR-NEERI KRC reference number is CSIR-NEERI/KRC/2018/July/ERMD/1. SKM and HQ acknowledge the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21550110496) for providing financial support to them.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ERM Division, CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI)NagpurIndia
  2. 2.Qingdao Key Laboratory of Functional Membrane Material and Membrane Technology, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess TechnologyChinese Academy of SciencesQingdaoPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Chemical Engineering Department, College of EngineeringKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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