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Preparation and characterization of coral-like nanostructured α-Mn2O3 catalyst for catalytic combustion of methane

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52440 46874 2007 6 PDF Available
Title
Preparation and characterization of coral-like nanostructured α-Mn2O3 catalyst for catalytic combustion of methane
Abstract

Coral-like nanostructured α-Mn2O3 has been prepared by oxidative decomposition of MnCO3. This catalyst exhibited tremendous reactivity during the catalytic combustion of methane compared to the commercial α-Mn2O3. It also showed ultrahigh stability during methane oxidation while the structure features were unaffected. The ultra stable structure of α-Mn2O3 catalyst during reaction has been demonstrated by the characterization of SEM, XRD, and Raman spectroscopy. The performance of the α-Mn2O3 as-prepared has proven to be reproducible and potentially can be applied as a catalyst for methane combustion.

Keywords
Methane combustion; α-Mn2O3; Catalyst; Coral-like nanostructure; Characterization; Nanocrystal
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Preparation and characterization of coral-like nanostructured α-Mn2O3 catalyst for catalytic combustion of methane
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Catalysis Communications - Volume 8, Issue 9, September 2007, Pages 1421–1426
Authors
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Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis