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Toroidal Oscillations During the Oxidation of Methanol on Zeolite Supported Palladium

  • N. I. Jaeger
  • P. J. Plath
  • P. Svensson
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 29)


In the course of studying oscillating heterogeneous catalytic reactions, the oxidation of methanol was found to exhibit various types of dynamical behavior. Experiments with palladium on amorphous carrier materials (Al2O3/SiO2) as catalyst showed oscillations of the reaction temperature with a period-doubling sequence or bistable reaction regimes. The observations were explained by a phase-transition of the catalytically active palladium particles [1–3].


Catalytic Oxidation Chaotic Oscillation Increase Water Content Carrier Material Palladium Particle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. I. Jaeger
    • 1
  • P. J. Plath
    • 1
  • P. Svensson
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte und Physikalische Chemie, Forschungsgruppe Angewandte KatalyseUniversität BremenBremen 33Fed. Rep. of Germany

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