Raman spectra of pyridine adsorbed on supported molybdate catalysts

C. P. Cheng, G. L. Schrader

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Pyridine adsorption was used as a probe of the surface structure of supported molybdate and cobalt molybdate catalysts. The catalysts consisted of a y-Al2O3 support which had been impregnated with various molybdenum loadings ranging from 1.251 to 15% (M0O3). The Raman spectra of the catalyst and of the adsorbed pyridine indicated that a considerable portion of the alumina surface was not covered by molybdenumeven even after molybdenum trioxide was formed. Bronsted acid site and Lewis acid site adsorption were observed for low.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)857-870
Number of pages14
JournalSpectroscopy Letters
Issue number11-12
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979
Externally publishedYes


  • Adsorbed species
  • molybdate catalysts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy


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