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Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Vol.78, No.1-2, 120-128, 2008
Preparation, characterization and catalytic behavior of nanostructured mesoporous CuO/Ce0.8Zr0.2O2 catalysts for low-temperature CO oxidation
High-surface; area mesoporous CuO/Ce0.8Zr0.2O2 catalysts were prepared by a surfactant-assisted method of nanocrystalline particle assembly, and characterized by XRD, N-2 adsorption, TEM, H-2-TPR, TG-DTA and XPS techniques. The catalytic properties of the CuO/Ce0.8Zr0.2O2 nanocatalysts were evaluated by low-temperature carbon monoxide oxidation using a microreactor-GC system. XRD and TEM analysis indicated that the catalyst particles were nanoscaled with cubic, fluorite structure. N-2 adsorption-desorption isotherms revealed a mesoporous nanocatalyst system with high-surface area and uniform pore-size distribution. The results of catalytic activity measurements showed that these mesoporous nanostructured CuO/Ce0.8Zr0.2O2 catalysts were very active for low-temperature CO oxidation. The catalytic behavior depended on the CuO loading amount,. the calcination temperature, the surface area and the particle size of the catalyst. The catalyst with 25 mol% CuO loading and calcined at 400 degrees C exhibited the highest catalytic activity. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.