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Migration of copper species in CexCu1−xO2 catalyst driven by thermal treatment and the effect on CO oxidation

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Abstract

A Cu-doped CeO2 solid solution was constructed by co-precipitation and additional acid treatment to investigate the behavior of doped copper under thermal treatment. Acid treatment was used to intentionally remove the surface Cu species. Surface properties and fundamental characteristics of the catalysts were characterized by several techniques, as well as the CO oxidation performance. The results reveal that doped Cu ions could gradually migrate from the matrix to the catalyst surface during calcination. The degree of migration was mostly dependent on the calcination temperature, and also the concentration gradient of Cu between the surface and matrix. Catalytic testing in CO oxidation showed that the migration induced a distinct promotional effect on the activities of catalysts, supposedly closely related to the increased surface active Cu species and improved redox properties generated by the Cu migration. The present study offers renewed understanding of the dynamic behavior of ceria-based solid solution catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Migration of copper species in CexCu1−xO2 catalyst driven by thermal treatment and the effect on CO oxidation

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The article was received on 03 Jun 2017, accepted on 22 Jul 2017 and first published on 07 Aug 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CP03735J
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017,19, 21840-21847
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    Migration of copper species in CexCu1−xO2 catalyst driven by thermal treatment and the effect on CO oxidation

    Y. Xiong, L. Li, L. Zhang, Y. Cao, S. Yu, C. Tang and L. Dong, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 21840
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CP03735J

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