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Photocatalytic oxidation of methane over CuO-decorated ZnO nanocatalysts

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Abstract

Catalytic oxidation of methane under mild conditions remains a challenge in the industrial catalytic processes. Herein, we report a highly efficient CuO/ZnO nanocomposite photocatalyst for methane oxidation under ambient conditions. It was found that both the CH4 photooxidative activity and stability over ZnO are considerably improved by loading a tiny amount of CuO, though CuO itself exhibits no activity on methane oxidation. On the basis of the experimental results in conjunction with in situ electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) studies, the photocatalytic reaction process of CH4 over CuO/ZnO composite microstructures is comprehensively discussed.

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The article was received on 04 Oct 2018, accepted on 26 Nov 2018 and first published on 27 Nov 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8TA09592B
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, Advance Article
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    Photocatalytic oxidation of methane over CuO-decorated ZnO nanocatalysts

    Z. Li, X. Pan and Z. Yi, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8TA09592B

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