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De Oliveira Jardim E.,Universitario Of Materiales | Rico-Frances S.,Universitario Of Materiales | Coloma F.,Universitario Of Materiales | Ramos-Fernandez E.V.,Universitario Of Materiales | And 2 more authors.
Applied Catalysis A: General | Year: 2014

Herein, the preferential oxidation of CO in excess hydrogen (PROX reaction) was studied over Au catalysts supported on ceria and Y or Nb doped ceria. Both supports and catalysts have been extensively characterized by a number of advanced techniques; XRD, N2-adsortion, Raman spectroscopy, XPS, and H2-TPR. The catalytic results showed that when an ideal mixture of H2 and CO is used for the PROX reaction the gold supported on pure ceria behaves better than the others samples. However, when a typical reformate gas composition containing CO2 and H2O is used, the gold supported on Nb doped sample behaves better than gold supported in pure ceria. It is suggested that niobium hampers the strong adsorption of CO2 and H2O in the active sites, thus improving the catalytic performance in real reformate gas. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Source

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