Enhancement of catalytic performance over different transition metals modified CeO2 for toluene abatement

  • Xuejun Zhang
  • Jinggang Zhao
  • Zhongxian SongEmail author
  • Heng Zhao
  • Wei Liu
  • Zi’ang Ma
  • Min Zhao
  • Baolin Zhao


Pure CeO2 and CeO2–MOx (M: Mn, Zr and Ni) catalysts were synthesized by the co-precipitation method and evaluated for the oxidation of toluene. The characterization showed that the specific surface area and the porous texture of catalysts were improved due to the doping of transition metal. Besides, the doping of MOx into ceria contributed to the generation of structural defects, which could contribute to the easier storage and release of surface oxygen. Furthermore, the CeO2–MOx (M: Mn, Zr and Ni) catalysts exhibited higher concentration of Ce3+ and surface adsorbed oxygen than pure CeO2, which could correlate with the generation of oxygen vacancies, resulting in the enhancement of redox properties. Hence, CeO2–MnOx exhibited the best apparent catalytic activity of toluene due to its more Ce3+, structural defects and active oxygen species.


Catalytic oxidation CeO2–MOx catalysts Surface adsorbed oxygen Redox properties 



This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21872096) and Doctoral Research Start-up Project of Henan University of Urban Construction (No. 990/Q2017011).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xuejun Zhang
    • 1
  • Jinggang Zhao
    • 1
  • Zhongxian Song
    • 2
    Email author
  • Heng Zhao
    • 1
  • Wei Liu
    • 1
  • Zi’ang Ma
    • 1
  • Min Zhao
    • 1
  • Baolin Zhao
    • 2
  1. 1.Shenyang University of Chemical TechnologyShenyangPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Faculty of Environmental and Municipal Engineering, Henan Key Laboratory of Water Pollution Control and Rehabilitation TechnologyHenan University of Urban ConstructionPingdingshanPeople’s Republic of China

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