Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 50, Issue 9, pp 3447–3456 | Cite as

Mechanochemically assisted solid state synthesis, characterization, and catalytic properties of MgWO4

  • Maria Gancheva
  • Anton Naydenov
  • Reni Iordanova
  • Diana Nihtianova
  • Plamen Stefanov
Original Paper


The synthesis of MgWO4 nanopowders was achieved by mechanically activated and following thermal treatment at 850 °C of two mixtures, containing the pure oxides (MgO/WO3) and magnesium carbonate trihydrate and tungsten oxide (MgCO3·3H2O/WO3) as precursors. The obtained samples have been analyzed by the X-ray powder diffraction, infrared spectroscopy (IR), thermal analysis, specific surface area, transmission electron microscopy (TEM, SAED, and XEDS), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The prepared samples were modified with 0.5 wt% Pd, and the catalytic activities have been measured in reaction of complete oxidation of CO, methane, n-hexane, and toluene. It has been observed that Pd-containing samples with 3 wt% WO3 are more active than the MgWO4/Pd, the most remarkable improvement being achieved in the reaction of toluene combustion. This result is explained by the presence of the palladium in Pd4+ state (as PdO2 particles) due to the stabilization role of the WO3-matrix.


Tungsten Oxide Conversion Degree MgCO3 Pure Oxide Plug Flow Reactor 
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The financial support of the National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science, Bulgaria, (Contract No. DFNI—T01/6) is greatly acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Gancheva
    • 1
  • Anton Naydenov
    • 1
  • Reni Iordanova
    • 1
  • Diana Nihtianova
    • 1
    • 2
  • Plamen Stefanov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of General and Inorganic ChemistryBulgarian Academy of ScienceSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Institute of Mineralogy and CrystallographyBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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