Preparation and characterization of coral-like nanostructured α-Mn2O3 catalyst for catalytic combustion of methane

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

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Coral-like nanostructured α-Mn2O3 has been prepared by oxidative decomposition of MnCO3. This catalyst exhibited tremendous reactivity during the catalytic combustion of methane compared to the commercial α-Mn2O3. It also showed ultrahigh stability during methane oxidation while the structure features were unaffected. The ultra stable structure of α-Mn2O3 catalyst during reaction has been demonstrated by the characterization of SEM, XRD, and Raman spectroscopy. The performance of the α-Mn2O3 as-prepared has proven to be reproducible and potentially can be applied as a catalyst for methane combustion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1421-1426
Number of pages6
JournalCatalysis Communications
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes


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


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