Coral-like nanostructured α-Mn2O3 nanaocrystals for catalytic combustion of methane. Part I. Preparation and characterization

Yi Fan Han*, Luwei Chen, Kanaparthi Ramesh, Ziyi Zhong, Fengxi Chen, Jianhau Chin, Hongwai Mook

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Abstract

Coral-like nanostructured α-Mn2O3 nanocrystals were prepared by oxidative decomposition of MnCO3, exhibiting tremendous activity in the catalytic combustion of methane. This prepared α-Mn2O3 nanocrystals showed ultra-high stability during reaction while the structure feature was unaffected. The ultra-stable structure of the α-Mn2O3 catalyst has been demonstrated by characterization of SEM, XPS, XRD, Raman spectroscopy. The performance of the α-Mn2O3 nanocrystals has proven reproducible and potentially to be an applied catalyst for methane combustion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-41
Number of pages7
JournalCatalysis Today
Volume131
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 29 Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • α-MnO
  • Catalyst
  • Characterization
  • Coral-like nanostructure
  • Methane combustion

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