Catalysis Letters

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 283–288

Effect of the metal oxide loading on the activity of silica supported MoO3 and V2O5 catalysts in the selective partial oxidation of methane

  • D. Miceli
  • F. Arena
  • A. Parmaliana
  • M. S. Scurrell
  • V. Sokolovskii
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00769448

Cite this article as:
Miceli, D., Arena, F., Parmaliana, A. et al. Catal Lett (1993) 18: 283. doi:10.1007/BF00769448

Abstract

Precipitated silica catalysts loaded with either MoO3 (0.2–4.0 wt%) or V2O5 (0.2–5.3 wt%) have been studied in the selective partial oxidation of methane to formaldehyde with molecular oxygen at 520 °C. The functionality of the SiO2 surface towards the formation of HCHO is significantly promoted by V2O5, while it is depressed by the MoO3.

Keywords

Metal oxide loading methane selective oxidation MoO3/SiO2 and V2O5/SiO2 catalysts 

Copyright information

© J.C. Baltzer AG, Science Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Miceli
    • 1
  • F. Arena
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Parmaliana
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. S. Scurrell
    • 1
    • 3
  • V. Sokolovskii
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Istituto CNR-TAEMessinaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Chimica IndustrialeUniversità degli Studi di MessinaMessinaItaly
  3. 3.Catalysis Programme, Division of Energy TechnologyCSIRPretoria 001South Africa
  4. 4.Department of ChemistryUniversity of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa

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