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Catalysis Letters

, Volume 141, Issue 1, pp 128–135 | Cite as

Rhodium Supported on Silica-Stabilized Alumina for Catalytic Decomposition of N2O

  • Xiangyun Zhao
  • Yu Cong
  • Yanqiang Huang
  • Shuang Liu
  • Xiaodong Wang
  • Tao Zhang
Article

Abstract

Silica-stabilized alumina calcined at 1200 °C has been used as a support for rhodium catalysts, and tested in catalytic decomposition of N2O propellant. Significant enhancement of catalytic performance was obtained on the silica-stabilized catalyst owing to the thermally stable structure favoring the stabilization of Rh0 species and desorption of oxygen during the decomposition process.

Graphical Abstract

Silica-stabilized alumina calcined at 1200 °C has been used as a support for rhodium catalysts, and tested in catalytic decomposition of N2O propellant. Significant enhancement of catalytic performance was obtained on the silica-stabilized catalyst owing to the thermally stable structure favoring the stabilization of Rh0 species and desorption of oxygen during the decomposition process.

Keywords

Nitrous oxide Rhodium Decomposition Al2O3 SiO2 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Supports from Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, No. 20973165 and No. 20773122) and External Cooperation Program of Chinese Academy of Science (GJHZ200827) are gratefully acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiangyun Zhao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yu Cong
    • 1
  • Yanqiang Huang
    • 1
  • Shuang Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xiaodong Wang
    • 1
  • Tao Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of CatalysisDalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CASDalianPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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