Evaluation of the Physiochemical Properties of Molybdenum Supported Catalysts

Muhammad , Farooq and Ramli, Anita and Subbarao, D (2012) Evaluation of the Physiochemical Properties of Molybdenum Supported Catalysts. Advanced Materials Research . pp. 206-210. ISSN 1662-8985

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Molybdenum catalysts supported on γ-Al2O3 and γ-Al2O3-MgO mixed oxide with varying loading of MgO (5, 10, 15, 20 wt% with respect to γ-Al2O3) were prepared successfully by wet impregnation method. The physiochemical properties of these synthesized Mo catalysts were studied by various analytical techniques such as N2 adsorption–desorption (BET), X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Temperature-programmed reduction (TPR). The results showed that the addition of MgO into the support affected the binding energies of the elements and reducibility of the metal oxides formed after calcination of catalyst samples due to change in metal-support interaction. Further, the characterization techniques showed that the active metal was well dispersed on the surface of support material.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Fundamental & Applied Sciences
ID Code:7622
Deposited By: Assoc Prof Dr Anita Ramli
Deposited On:07 May 2012 04:54
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:21

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