Valence state of Mo and surface coverage of alumina by molybdenum-oxygen species in MoOx/Al2O3

László Tamaska, Ákos Rédey, Pál Tétényi

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CO2 chemisorption, BET surface area and the degree of reduction of Mo(VI) (e/Mo) have been determined in MoOx/Al2O3 samples, reduced with hydrogen at temperatures between 673 and 1173 K. The free alumina surface figures calculated from the surface area and e/Mo values were identical with those obtained from direct CO2 chemisorption measurements. This identity indicates that all of the oxygen ions of the surface molybdenum-oxygen species block the alumina surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-291
Number of pages7
JournalReaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998



  • Degree of mo-reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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