The role of active sites of CoH-ZSM-5 catalysts for the C2H 4-SCR of NO

Xiaomei Chen, Aimin Zhu, Chak Tong AU, Xuefeng Yang, Chuan Shi*

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The selective catalytic reduction of NO with ethylene was investigated and compared over fresh CoH-ZSM-5, H2-reduced (450 °C) CoH-ZSM-5 and H-ZSM-5. The dispersion of cobalt species for fresh and H2-reduced CoH-ZSM-5 was studied by UV-vis and FTIR spectra. Combined with DRIFTS results of ad-species and reaction experiments, the active sites of CoH-ZSM-5 for the C2H4-SCR were identified and the catalytic functions of active cobalt species and support were also clarified. Notably, the formation of -CN or -NCO species was heavily dependent on the type of nitrates. Co 3O4 particles contributed to the oxidation of NO to bidentate nitrates. The latter species were crucial for the formation of -NCO. Whereas exchanged Co2+ ions facilitated the oxidation of NO to monodentate and/or bridged nitrates which participated in the formation of -CN species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-189
Number of pages8
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Active sites
  • CoH-ZSM-5
  • Ethylene
  • NO selective catalytic reduction


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