INSTITUTO DE QUIMICA, FISICA DE LOS MATERIALES, MEDIOAMBIENTE Y ENERGIA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Synthesis of Copper-Promoted CeO2 Catalysts
MATÍAS JOBBÁGY; FERNANDO MARIÑO; BETINA SCHÖNBROD; GRACIELA BARONETTI; MIGUEL LABORDE
CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS
AMER CHEMICAL SOC
Lugar: WASHINGTON; Año: 2006 vol. 18 p. 1945 - 1945
The urea method is explored for a high-yield preparation of CuO-CeO2 catalysts precursors. Solutions containing urea, Ce(NO3)3, and Cu(NO3)2 were aged at 363 K for 5 h, achieving a quantitative coprecipitation in the form of amorphous Cu(II)-Ce(III) basic carbonates, with Cu(II) contents up to 40%. The mixed precursors were characterized by PXRD, SEM, EDS, FTIR, and TG. Upon mild termal treatment under air atmosphere, i.e., T ) 723 K, powders were readily converted into CuO-promoted nanometric ceria. No Tenorite (CuO) segregation is observed after annealing at 873 K. The binary oxides were characterized by means of temperature-programmed reduction (TPR) and a test reaction for the preferential oxidation of carbon monoxide (CO-PROX), achieving the best performance with samples containing around 20% in copper atoms.