Evaluation of the Cu Doping Effects in CeO2 Catalytic Supports Obtained by Combustion Reaction
This work has for aim to synthesize CeO2 catalytic supports doped with Cu2+ by combustion reaction method. Thus were obtained catalytic supports with the composition Ce1-xCuxO2 and the effect caused by doped element in the structure of the CeO2 was evaluated. The concentration value (x) of the Cu doped took over the values of 0.0; 0.3 and 0.5 mol. The catalytic supports developed were submitted to the structural characterization by X-ray diffraction, morphologic analysis by SEM and textural analysis by means of adsorption-dessorption of N2 by BET method. The results showed that the doped element (Cu) was not completely incorporated in the CeO2 structure and was evidenced that how much larger the quantity of Cu larger maid the disorder of the atomic structure of the obtained material. The analyzed supports present mesoporous nature structure.
Lucio Salgado and Francisco Ambrozio Filho
L. S. Neiva et al., "Evaluation of the Cu Doping Effects in CeO2 Catalytic Supports Obtained by Combustion Reaction", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 660-661, pp. 899-903, 2010