In situ DRIFT study of nonoxidative methane reaction on Mo/SnO2 catalyst

Heider Nasser, Ákos Rédey, Tatiana Yuzhakova, József Kovács

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The Mo/SnO2 catalyst was prepared by the impregnation method and characterized by thermal analysis, X-ray diffractometry, diffuse reflectance infrared (DRIFT) spectroscopy as well as N2 adsorption/desorption (BET method) techniques. The results permit to infer that the highly dispersed Mo ions strongly affect SnO2 crystallization forming only MoO 3 and SnO2 phases. Moreover, the thermal behavior of Mo/SnO2 showed the dissolution of MoO3 in SnO2 crystals at temperatures above 750°C. Nevertheless, reduced MoO 3/SnO2 presented marked activity and selectivity towards CH4 decomposition at 700°C so as to forming a formaldehyde intermediate but rather favored the formation of CO2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-173
Number of pages9
JournalReaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2008


  • Methane
  • Molybdena-tin
  • TG-DTA
  • XRD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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