Synthesis, characterization and activity of alumina-supported cobalt nitride for NO decomposition

Zhiwei Yao, Aimin Zhu, Jing Chen, Xinkui Wang, Chak Tong AU, Chuan Shi*

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A new type of transition metal nitride, viz. alumina-supported cobalt nitride, was synthesized for the first time by NH3-temperature-programmed reaction, and its structure was characterized by BET, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic (XPS) techniques. The supported cobalt nitride performs much better than its bulk counterpart for NO decomposition, owing to its small crystal size, high thermal stability and big surface area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2635-2640
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2007

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • Alumina-supported cobalt nitride
  • NO decomposition
  • Thermal stability


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