Methane Oxidation by Lanthanum Oxide Doped with Cu, Zn, Mg, Fe, Nb, Ti, Zr, or Ta: The Connection Between the Activation Energy and the Energy of Oxygen-Vacancy Formation
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- Derk, A.R., Li, B., Sharma, S. et al. Catal Lett (2013) 143: 406. doi:10.1007/s10562-013-0985-7
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We measure the effective activation energy of methane oxidation catalyzed by La2O3 doped with Cu, Zn, Mg, Fe, Nb, Ti, Zr, or Ta. We find that the measured activation energy is a linear function of the calculated energy of oxygen-vacancy formation.