Multicomponent thin film molybdate catalysts for the selective oxidation of 1,3-butadiene

Joe Zou, Glenn L. Schrader

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

45 Scopus citations


The selective oxidation of 1,3-butadiene was examined over single and multiphase NiMoO4-MoO3 thin film catalysts prepared by reactive sputtering. Previous studies of precipitated catalysts have indicated that synergism occurs for these multicomponent materials: sputtered films behaved similarly but tended to be more active and selective. XRD, LRS, XRF, XPS, SEM, and TEM were used to characterize the α-MoO3 and α-NiMoO4 thin films; for most bilayer materials, an additional phase, β-NiMoO4, was present in an interfacial region. Selectivity for furan, 2(5H)-furanone, and maleic anhydride was enhanced by the preparation of the materials as layered films.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number0229
Pages (from-to)667-686
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Catalysis
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Multicomponent thin film molybdate catalysts for the selective oxidation of 1,3-butadiene'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this