TAP studies of CO oxidation over CuMnOX and Au/CuMnOX catalysts

Kevin Morgan, Kieran J. Cole, Alexandre Goguet, Christopher Hardacre, Graham J. Hutchings, Noleen Maguire, Sergiy O. Shekhtman, Stuart H. Taylor

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The mechanism of CO oxidation reactions over undoped and gold-doped CuMnOX (Hopcalite) catalysts has been examined using a temporal analysis of products (TAP) reactor Gold doping has been found to increase the activity of the mixed oxide catalyst significantly however using consecutive pulsing TAP experiments the presence of gold was not found to affect the contribution of the Langmuir-Hinshelwood mechanism Conversely gold doping was found to promote the Mars van Krevelen mechanism Using CO and O-2 multi-pulse TAP experiments the gold was found to modify the catalyst surface such that it stores much more oxygen that is active for the CO oxidation The CO multi-pulse experiments indicated that two distinct types of active oxygen species were found to be involved in the CO oxidation One type was observed in a similar amount on both doped and undoped catalysts and was associated with mixed oxide while the second type was only found on the gold-doped catalyst and was therefore clearly associated with the presence of gold on the catalyst surface The latter was found to be much less active than the oxygen inherent to the oxide but was at a concentration of approximately 10 times larger leading to the enhanced activity observed on gold doping (C) 2010 Elsevier Inc All rights reserved
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-48
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Catalysis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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