|Title||Nanostructured Materials Prepared by Surface-Assisted Reduction: New Catalysts for Methane Oxidation|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Gomathi, A, Vickers, SM, Gholami, R, Alyani, M, Man, RWY, MacLachlan, MJ, Smith, KJ, Wolf, MO|
|Journal||ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES|
|Date Published||SEP 2|
Cerium formate hollow spheres and cerium hydroxycarbonate nanorods with residual formate groups are effective for reducing palladium(II) salts onto their surfaces. Calcination of the new materials obtained by this surface-assisted reduction method gives highly active PdO/CeO2 nanostructures with Pd well dispersed on the substrate. Temperature-programmed oxidation experiments showed that these nanomaterials are good catalysts for the low-temperature oxidation of methane, with 50% conversion temperatures (T-50%) at similar to 300 degrees C.