Catalytic role of β-Mo2C in DRM catalysts that contain Ni and Mo

Shaohua Zhang, Chuan Shi*, Bingbing Chen, Yali Zhang, Yongjun Zhu, Jieshan Qiu, Chak Tong AU

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The Mo-containing Ni-Mo2C/La2O3 catalyst was prepared and its catalytic performance compared with that of Ni/La2O3 for the dry reforming of methane (DRM). The former shows better catalytic stability, and there is the formation of Ni and La2MoO6 and a small amount of β-Mo2C. By comparing Ni-Mo2C/La2O3 with the Ni/La2MoO6 and NiMoOx/La2O3 catalysts that are similar in Ni and Mo loadings, we clarify the catalytic role of β-Mo2C in DRM reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)676-683
Number of pages8
JournalCatalysis Today
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2015

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Carbon dioxide
  • Methane
  • Molybdenum carbide
  • Nickel


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