Methane Conversion on Pt-Ru Nanoparticles on Hydrothermal Carbon

Juan Matos; Maibelin Rosales; Rezan Demir-Cakan; Maria Magdalena Titirici


The catalytic activity of a novel nanoparticulate Pt-Ru alloy supported on hydrothermal carbon for dry methane reforming and for the partial oxidation of methane was studied. Characterization was performed by N2 adsorption-desorption isotherms, XRD, SEM and TEM. For dry methane reforming the initial activity in both samples was high but the catalysts were readily deactivated in time. Regarding the partial oxidation of methane, the Pt-Ru alloy supported on hydrothermal carbon showed a lower initial activity but a better catalytic stability than its oxidized analogous, suggesting that hydrothermal carbon-supported Pt-Ru alloys could be employed as a potential catalyst in hydrocarbon catalytic oxidations under mild experimental conditions.

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Fecha de publicación: 2011
Año de Inicio/Término: 25-29 July 2011
Página de inicio: 19
Página final: 20
Idioma: English