Influence of Mn content on the catalytic properties of Cu(Mn)-Zn-Mg-Al mixed oxides derived from LDH precursors in the total oxidation of methane

Influence of Mn content on the catalytic properties of Cu(Mn)-Zn-Mg-Al mixed oxides derived from LDH precursors in the total oxidation of methane

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Catalysis Today, Volume 306, p.276-286 (2018)

ISBN:

0920-5861

Abstract:

<p>Cu-(Mn)-Zn-Mg-Al mixed oxides with Cu/Zn atomic ratio of 1 and different Mn contents were synthesized by thermal decomposition of layered double hydroxides (LDHs) precursors. They were characterized using X-ray diffraction, textural measurements, EDX, TEM, H-2-TPR and XPS techniques, and their catalytic properties in the total oxidation of methane were evaluated. The precursors consisted in nitrate-interlayered multicationic LDH phase with additional Mn3O4 side phase for Mn-containing systems. Their thermal decomposition resulted in complex mixed oxides containing periclase-like, CuO and different spinel (Cu1.5Mn1.5O4, CuMn2O4, and MnAl2O4) phases. XPS analysis confirmed the existence of copper and manganese with different valence states in the Cu,Mn-containing mixed oxides. The catalytic activity expressed as the intrinsic rate of CH4 conversion increased by adding Mn to the CuZnMgAl mixed oxide calcined at 650 degrees C and by increasing its content. The intrinsic activity also strongly increased when the calcination temperature increased from 650 to 800 degrees C. The increased activity was correlated to enhanced catalyst reducibility due to the favorable Cu-Mn interaction. Among the different catalytic active phases, i.e. CuO, Cu1.5Mn1.5O4 and CuMn2O4, the Cu1.5Mn1.5O4 spinel seems to be the most active one. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.</p>