Selective oxidation over structured multicomponent molybdate catalysts

Joe Y. Zou, Glenn L. Schrader

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NiMoO4-MoO3 catalysts prepared by reactive sputtering were evaluated for the conversion of 1-butene to furan and maleic anhydride. As for precipitated catalysts, individual phases of NiMoO4 or MoO3 yielded very little of these products; however, thin films (150-300 A) of NiMoO4 on M0O3 (010) surfaces were highly active and selective. The sputtering technique has significant advantages for preparation and characterization of multicomponent catalysts compared to precipitation or impregnation routes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-30
Number of pages12
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Issue numberC
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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