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Molecules 2016, 21(11), 1491;

Catalytic Oxidation of NO over MnOx–CeO2 and MnOx–TiO2 Catalysts

School of Space and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
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Academic Editor: Ramesh Giri
Received: 4 October 2016 / Revised: 27 October 2016 / Accepted: 5 November 2016 / Published: 14 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Transition Metal Catalysis 2016)
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A series of MnOx–CeO2 and MnOx–TiO2 catalysts were prepared by a homogeneous precipitation method and their catalytic activities for the NO oxidation in the absence or presence of SO2 were evaluated. Results show that the optimal molar ratio of Mn/Ce and Mn/Ti are 0.7 and 0.5, respectively. The MnOx–CeO2 catalyst exhibits higher catalytic activity and better resistance to SO2 poisoning than the MnOx–TiO2 catalyst. On the basis of Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and scanning transmission electron microscope with mapping (STEM-mapping) analyses, it is seen that the MnOx–CeO2 catalyst possesses higher BET surface area and better dispersion of MnOx over the catalyst than MnOx–TiO2 catalyst. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) measurements reveal that MnOx–CeO2 catalyst provides the abundance of Mn3+ and more surface adsorbed oxygen, and SO2 might be preferentially adsorbed to the surface of CeO2 to form sulfate species, which provides a protection of MnOx active sites from being poisoned. In contrast, MnOx active sites over the MnOx–TiO2 catalyst are easily and quickly sulfated, leading to rapid deactivation of the catalyst for NO oxidation. Furthermore, temperature programmed desorption with NO and O2 (NO + O2-TPD) and in situ diffuse reflectance infrared transform spectroscopy (in situ DRIFTS) characterizations results show that the MnOx–CeO2 catalyst displays much stronger ability to adsorb NOx than the MnOx–TiO2 catalyst, especially after SO2 poisoning. View Full-Text
Keywords: MnOx–CeO2; MnOx–TiO2; catalytic oxidation; NO; SO2 MnOx–CeO2; MnOx–TiO2; catalytic oxidation; NO; SO2

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Zeng, X.; Huo, X.; Zhu, T.; Hong, X.; Sun, Y. Catalytic Oxidation of NO over MnOx–CeO2 and MnOx–TiO2 Catalysts. Molecules 2016, 21, 1491.

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