Microcalorimetric studies of the surface reactivity of pollutant gas atmospheres on supported SnO2 and Ga2O3 catalysts

B. Gergely, A. Rédey, C. Guimon, A. Gervasini, A. Auroux

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The surface properties of gallium oxide and tin dioxide supported on alumina or titania have been studied by adsorption microcalorimetry. The differential heats of adsorption of various pollutant adsorbates such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and also ammonia were measured on these catalytic surfaces. NH3, SO2, NO2 are strongly adsorbed while NO is only physisorbed. The supported Ga2O3 samples show a slight decrease in acidity as probed by ammonia adsorption, compared to alumina or titania. The addition of SnO2 decreases the number of strong acid sites but creates a few weak and medium strength acid sites on alumina and does not modify the acidity of titania. In all cases, the basicity, probed by SO2 adsorption, is very strongly affected by the deposition of Ga2O3 or SnO2. The differential heats of NO2 adsorption remain nearly constant on all samples. The heats of adsorption are discussed as a function of the coverage and of the amount of guest oxide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1233-1241
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 7th European Symposium on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry - Balatonfured, Hung
Duration: aug. 30 1998szept. 4 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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