Effect of Local Structure of Mo Oxide on Selective Photo-Oxidation of Propane to Acetone
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Mo oxide species were prepared on oxide supports and applied for selective photo-oxidation of propane. Mo oxide on mesoporous alumina had a monomeric structure whereas that on mesoporous silica had an oligomeric structure. The main product of the propane photo-oxidation reaction was acetone and propene on Mo oxide monomer unit and on oligomer unit, respectively.
KeywordsPhotocatalyst Molybdenum oxide Selective photo-oxidation of propane XAFS
This study was financially supported by Tokuyama Science Foundation. XAFS experiments were performed on the BM23 beamline at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble, France (CH-3497, Priority Program for Disaster-Affected Quantum Beam Facilities) and NW10A beamline at KEK-PF AR, Tsukuba, Japan (2010G064). We are grateful to Dr. Santiago Figueroa at ESRF for providing assistance in using beamline BM23.
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