Catalysis Letters

, Volume 118, Issue 3–4, pp 306–312 | Cite as

CO Adsorbed Infrared Spectroscopy Study of Ni/Al2O3 Catalyst for CO2 Reforming of Methane



CO adsorbed infrared spectroscopy study was conducted in this work in order to better understand the significantly improved anti-coke performance of Ni/Al2O3 catalyst obtained via argon glow discharge plasma treatment. The present study revealed a significant decrease of linear to bridge (L/B) adsorbed CO for glow discharge plasma treated Ni/Al2O3, compared to that for untreated Ni/Al2O3, indicating an enhancement of close packed plane concentration. This structure change leads to lower methane turnover frequency (TOF) and better balance of carbon formation-gasification, resulting in better anti-coke property of Ni/Al2O3 for CO2 reforming of methane.


Methane CO2 reforming Ni/Al2O3 CO adsorbed infrared spectroscopy Plasma Coke 



The supports from 973 project (under contract 2005CB221406) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (under contract 20490203) are greatly appreciated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory for Green Chemical Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemical EngineeringTianjin UniversityTianjinChina
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryTianjin UniversityTianjinChina
  3. 3.School of Chemical, Biological and Materials EngineeringThe University of OklahomaNormanUS

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