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Operando DRIFTS study of the redox and catalytic properties of CuO/Ce1−xTbxO2−δ (x = 0–0.5) catalysts: evidence of an induction step during CO oxidation

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Abstract

Catalysts of 1 wt% copper oxide supported on cerium oxide or cerium–terbium mixed oxides are comparatively examined with respect to their redox and catalytic properties for CO oxidation. Characterization of the catalysts had shown that they contain highly dispersed CuO-type entities on the corresponding nanostructured fluorite supports with copper dispersion increasing with increasing amounts of terbium in the support. In contrast, the CO oxidation catalytic activity decreases with increasing amounts of terbium in the support. On the basis of operando-DRIFTS experiments, one of the factors that could explain such behaviour is related to the greater difficulty in generating reduced copper sites active for the reaction in the presence of terbium, which in turn is evidenced to constitute an induction stage. Analysis of the redox properties is complemented by XPS which confirms the greater resistance to copper reduction in the presence of terbium.

Graphical abstract: Operando DRIFTS study of the redox and catalytic properties of CuO/Ce1−xTbxO2−δ (x = 0–0.5) catalysts: evidence of an induction step during CO oxidation

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The article was received on 19 Oct 2011, accepted on 08 Nov 2011 and first published on 17 Nov 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1CP23298C
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012,14, 2144-2151
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    Operando DRIFTS study of the redox and catalytic properties of CuO/Ce1−xTbxO2−δ (x = 0–0.5) catalysts: evidence of an induction step during CO oxidation

    A. Martínez-Arias, A. B. Hungría, M. Fernández-García, A. Iglesias-Juez, J. Soria, J. C. Conesa, J. A. Anderson and G. Munuera, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012, 14, 2144
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CP23298C

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