Synergy effects in mixed Bi2O3, MoO3 and V2O5 catalysts for selective oxidation of propylene

Tien The Nguyen, Thang Minh Le, Duc Duc Truong, Rasmus Fehrmann, Anders Riisager, Isabel Van Driessche

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In this work, the possible synergy effects between Bi2O3, MoO3 and V2O5, and between Bi2Mo3O12 and BiVO4, were investigated. The catalytic activity of the ‘‘mechanical mixture’’ of these compounds was measured. The mixture
containing 36.96 mol% Bi2O3, 39.13 mol% MoO3 and 23.91 mol% V2O5 (21.43 mol% Bi2Mo3O12 and 78.57 mol% BiVO4), corresponding to the compound Bi1-x/3V1-xMoxO4 with x = 0.45 (Bi0.85V0.55Mo0.45O4), exhibited the highest
activity for the selective oxidation of propylene to acrolein. The mixed sample prepared chemically by a sol–gel method possessed higher activity than that of mechanical mixtures.

Original languageEnglish
JournalResearch on Chemical Intermediates
Issue number3-5
Pages (from-to)829-846
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Synergy effect
  • Bismuth molybdate
  • Bismuth vanado molybdate
  • Selective oxidation
  • Propylene
  • Acrolein
  • Mechanical mixture
  • Sol-gel


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