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Title: Pulse studies to decipher the role of surface morphology in CuO/CeO₂ nanocatalysts for the water gas shift reaction

Abstract

The water-gas shift reaction (WGS, CO + H₂O → CO₂) was studied over CuO/CeO₂ catalysts with two different ceria particle morphohologies, in the form of nanospheres (ns) and nanocubes (nc). To understand the strong dependence of the WGS reaction activity on the ceria nanoshapes, pulses of CO (without and with water vapor) were employed during in situ X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray absoprtion near edge structure (XANES) measurements done to characterize the catalysts. The results showed that CuO/CeO₂ (ns) exhibited a substantially better activity than CuO/CeO₂ (nc). The higher activity was associated with the unique properties of CuO/CeO₂ (ns), such as the easier reduction of highly dispersed CuO to metallic Cu, the stability of metallic Cu and a larger concentration Ce³⁺ in CeO₂ (ns).

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [3];  [1];  [1]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  2. South-Central Univ. for Nationalities, Wuhan, Hubei (China); Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
  3. Inst. de Catalisis y Petroleoquimica, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid (Spain)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1183269
Report Number(s):
BNL-107702-2015-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 1011-372X; R&D Project: CO-027; KC0302010
Grant/Contract Number:
SC00112704
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Catalysis Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 145; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1011-372X
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; national synchrotron light source; CuO/CeO₂; nanospheres; nanocubes; water-gas; shift reaction; transient studies

Citation Formats

Rodriguez, Jose A., Zhao, Fuzhen, Liu, Zongyuan, Xu, Wenqian, Yao, Siyu, Si, Rui, Johnston-Peck, Aaron C., Martinez-Arias, Arturo, Hanson, Jonathan C., and Senanayake, Sanjaya D. Pulse studies to decipher the role of surface morphology in CuO/CeO₂ nanocatalysts for the water gas shift reaction. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1007/s10562-015-1482-y.
Rodriguez, Jose A., Zhao, Fuzhen, Liu, Zongyuan, Xu, Wenqian, Yao, Siyu, Si, Rui, Johnston-Peck, Aaron C., Martinez-Arias, Arturo, Hanson, Jonathan C., & Senanayake, Sanjaya D. Pulse studies to decipher the role of surface morphology in CuO/CeO₂ nanocatalysts for the water gas shift reaction. United States. doi:10.1007/s10562-015-1482-y.
Rodriguez, Jose A., Zhao, Fuzhen, Liu, Zongyuan, Xu, Wenqian, Yao, Siyu, Si, Rui, Johnston-Peck, Aaron C., Martinez-Arias, Arturo, Hanson, Jonathan C., and Senanayake, Sanjaya D. Fri . "Pulse studies to decipher the role of surface morphology in CuO/CeO₂ nanocatalysts for the water gas shift reaction". United States. doi:10.1007/s10562-015-1482-y. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1183269.
@article{osti_1183269,
title = {Pulse studies to decipher the role of surface morphology in CuO/CeO₂ nanocatalysts for the water gas shift reaction},
author = {Rodriguez, Jose A. and Zhao, Fuzhen and Liu, Zongyuan and Xu, Wenqian and Yao, Siyu and Si, Rui and Johnston-Peck, Aaron C. and Martinez-Arias, Arturo and Hanson, Jonathan C. and Senanayake, Sanjaya D.},
abstractNote = {The water-gas shift reaction (WGS, CO + H₂O → CO₂) was studied over CuO/CeO₂ catalysts with two different ceria particle morphohologies, in the form of nanospheres (ns) and nanocubes (nc). To understand the strong dependence of the WGS reaction activity on the ceria nanoshapes, pulses of CO (without and with water vapor) were employed during in situ X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray absoprtion near edge structure (XANES) measurements done to characterize the catalysts. The results showed that CuO/CeO₂ (ns) exhibited a substantially better activity than CuO/CeO₂ (nc). The higher activity was associated with the unique properties of CuO/CeO₂ (ns), such as the easier reduction of highly dispersed CuO to metallic Cu, the stability of metallic Cu and a larger concentration Ce³⁺ in CeO₂ (ns).},
doi = {10.1007/s10562-015-1482-y},
journal = {Catalysis Letters},
number = 3,
volume = 145,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jan 23 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Fri Jan 23 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}

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