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Geometrical effect of CuO nanostructures on catalytic benzene combustion

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Abstract

CuO nanostructures of different morphologies were synthesized and compared for catalytic benzene combustion. XRD patterns of various CuO nano-crystallites suggest the monoclinic CuO structure. The dominant crystal planes of various CuO nanostructures are identified by means of HRTEM and electron diffraction. The amount of oxygen adspecies was found to be strongly dependent on the orientation of crystal planes. The activity of benzene combustion over major crystal planes of CuO nanostructures is: (200) > (111) > (01[1 with combining macron]) > (001), consistent with the order of the corresponding density of terminate Cu2+ ions on which both benzene and oxygen are activated.

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The article was received on 19 Mar 2012, accepted on 18 Apr 2012 and first published on 20 Apr 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2CY20168B
Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012,2, 1705-1710
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    Geometrical effect of CuO nanostructures on catalytic benzene combustion

    Z. Fei, P. Lu, X. Feng, B. Sun and W. Ji, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012, 2, 1705
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CY20168B

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