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Electron microscopic studies of natural gas oxidation catalyst – Effects of thermally accelerated aging on catalyst microstructure

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-29
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Catalysis
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Structural changes of PtPd nanoparticles in a natural gas oxidation catalyst were studied at elevated temperatures in air and low-oxygen conditions and in situ using environmental transmission electron microscopy (ETEM). The fresh catalyst shows x particles on the γ-Al2O3 support. At 700 °C, the noble metal oxide decomposes and Pt gets trapped by PdO particles followed by formation of metallic Pd and Pt containing particles. At 1000 °C, the particles had a metallic Pd and Pt containing core surrounded by PdO particles. In addition, the presence of


  • Environmental transmission electron microscope, Low-oxygen conditions, Natural gas oxidation, Palladium, Platinum, Sintering, Thermal aging

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