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Uniform and Porous Ce1–xZnxO2−δ Solid Solution Nanodisks: Preparation and Their CO Oxidation Activity

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posted on 20.02.2016, 18:54 authored by Sheng-Liang Zhong, Lin-Fei Zhang, Lei Wang, Wei-Xin Huang, Cong-Min Fan, An-Wu Xu
With increasing interest in new catalytic materials based on doping of ceria with lower-valence metal cation, in this paper, a series of Ce1–xZnxO2‑δ (Ce–Znx) solid solution catalysts were prepared by a surfactant-free coprecipitation method. The catalytic activity of ceria nanostructures was enhanced by increasing density of oxygen vacancy defects in these catalysts by doping. The morphology of the nanodisks can be facilely controlled by changing reaction parameters such as dosage of reagent, reaction time, and temperature. In addition, Ce–Znx catalyst supported with Au nanoparticles was also prepared, and its activity for CO oxidation was greatly enhanced, due to the acceleration of gas-phase oxygen activation and transferring via spillover. It turns out that the synthesized Ce–Znx materials supported with Au nanoparticles exhibit excellent activity for removing CO by catalytic oxidation with a 100% conversion at 85 °C, demonstrating promising applications in environmental remediation.

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