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Retraction: Novel Rh-substituted hexaaluminate catalysts for N2O decomposition

Katie Lim
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF, UK. E-mail:

Received 12th October 2018 , Accepted 12th October 2018

First published on 23rd October 2018


Retraction of ‘Novel Rh-substituted hexaaluminate catalysts for N2O decomposition’ by R. Amrousse et al., Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, 6, 438–441.

The Royal Society of Chemistry hereby wholly retracts this Catalysis Science & Technology article. As part of an investigation carried out by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) it was concluded that the data presented in Fig. 1 and Fig. 5 are not reliable, and therefore the article should be retracted. JAXA has informed the Royal Society of Chemistry that both authors agree to retract the paper.

The similarities in the spectra of Fig. 1 from 10–20° (2θ) for x = 0; 0.3; 0.5 and 0.8 are due to the inappropriate application of smoothing software (Diffract+) on noisy raw data over a short measurement time (5 min).

The published data in Fig. 5 does not correspond to the relevant results in the original experimental notebook.

The authors, R. Amrousse and A. Tsutsumi, were contacted but did not respond.

Retraction endorsed by Katie Lim, Executive Editor, Catalysis Science & Technology, 12th October 2018.

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