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Title: Water-gas shift reaction on alumina-supported Pt-CeO x catalysts prepared by supercritical fluid deposition

Alumina-supported platinum catalysts, both with and without ceria, were prepared by supercritical fluid deposition and evaluated for activity for water-gas shift reaction. The organometallic precursor, platinum(II) acetylacetonate, was deposited from solution in supercritical carbon dioxide. Analysis of the catalysts by high resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy indicated that platinum was present in the form of highly dispersed metal nanoparticles. Pretreatment of the alumina-supported ceria in hydrogen prior to the deposition of the platinum precursor resulted in more platinum nucleated on ceria than non-pretreated alumina-supported ceria but varied in both particle size and structure. The ceria-containing catalyst that was not pretreated exhibited a more uniform particle size, and the Pt particles were encapsulated in crystalline ceria. Reaction rate measurements showed that the catalyst was more active for water-gas shift, with reaction rates per mass of platinum that exceeded most literature values for water-gas shift reaction on Pt-CeO x catalysts. The high activity was attributed to the significant fraction of platinum/ceria interfacial contact. We found that these results show the promise of supercritical fluid deposition as a scalable means of synthesizing highly active supported metal catalysts that offer efficient utilization of precious metals.
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  1. Univ. of South Alabama, Mobile, AL (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Center for Nanophase Materials Science (CNMS)
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Journal Name:
Journal of Supercritical Fluids
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 119; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0896-8446
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; Supercritical; CO2; Platinum; Gas-shift; Wgs; Wgsr; Catalyst; Catalysis; Alumina; Hydrogen; Fuel cell; Reaction
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OSTI ID: 1397373