Pt Nanoparticles Embedded in Colloidal Crystal Template Derived 3D Ordered Macroporous Ce0.6Zr0.3Y0.1O2: Highly Efficient Catalysts for Methane Combustion

Hamidreza Arandiyan, Hongxing Dai, Kemeng Ji, Hongyu Sun, Junhua Li

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Abstract

Three-dimensionally ordered macro/mesoporous Ce0.6Zr0.3Y0.1O2 (3DOM CZY) supported high-dispersion Pt nanoparticles (x wt % Pt/3DOM CZY, x = 0.6, 1.1, and 1.7) were successfully synthesized via the cetyltrimethylammonium bromide/triblock copolymer P123 assisted gas bubbling reduction route. The 3DOM CZY and x wt % Pt/3DOM CZY samples exhibited a high surface area of 84-94 m2/g. Pt nanoparticles (NPs) with a size of 2.6-4.2 nm were uniformly dispersed on the surface of 3DOM CZY. The 1.1 wt % Pt/3DOM CZY sample showed excellent catalytic performance, giving a T90% value at 598 degrees ºC at gas hourly space velocity (GHSV) of 30000 mL/(g h) and the highest turnover frequency (TOFPt) of 6.98 X 10-3 mol/(molPt s) at 400 degrees ºC for methane combustion. The apparent activation energy (64 kJ/mol) over 1.1 wt % Pt/3DOM CZY was much lower than that (95 kJ/mol) over Bulk CZY. The effects of water vapor and SO2 on the catalytic activity of 1.1 wt % Pt/3DOM CZY were also examined. It is concluded that the excellent catalytic activity of 1.1 wt % Pt/3DOM CZY was associated with its high oxygen adspecies concentration, good low-temperature reducibility, and strong interaction between Pt NPs and CZY as well as large surface area and unique nanovoid-walled 3DOM structure.
Original languageEnglish
JournalA C S Catalysis
Volume5
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)1781-1793
Number of pages13
ISSN2155-5435
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Three-dimensionally ordered macropore
  • Mesoporous wall
  • Ceria-zirconia-yttria solid solution
  • Supported Pt nanoparticle
  • Methane combustion

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