Effect of different alumina dopants on the redox deactivation produced by structural modifications on CePrOx/Al2O3 systems
Two alumina-supported Ce/Pr mixed oxides, with different alumina promoters, La and Si, have been investigated in this paper. A gradual decrease of the Oxygen Storage Capacity (OSC) was observed after reducing the samples at progressively higher temperatures. However, depending on the nature of the alumina promoter, the temperature at which the loss of OSC started to be evident changed, being higher in the La-doped sample. A structural characterization study by X-ray diffraction (XRD) of the samples submitted to different reduction and reoxidation treatments in a range of temperatures was performed. From this study a correlation between the nature of the observed phases, the alumina promoter, and the deactivation behaviour could be stated. FTIR study is of particular interest because the observed correlation between the reduction degree and the position and intensity of the FTIR band is altered when deactivation phenomena appear.
Graphical abstractFigure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload high-quality image (90 K)Download as PowerPoint slideHighlights► We have studied the evolution of the OSC with the reduction temperature for two samples with different dopants. ► The loss of OSC with the highest reduction temperature employed was stated. ► We have found important differences in the loss of OSC depending on the dopant. ► FTIR has been revealed as a valuable tool to detect redox deactivation phenomena. ► The structural origin of the observed differences in the behaviour of the two samples has been determined.
Journal: Catalysis Today - Volume 180, Issue 1, 17 January 2012, Pages 184–189