Catalysis Letters

, Volume 42, Issue 1–2, pp 21–24

Ambient temperature CO oxidation using copper manganese oxide catalysts prepared by coprecipitation: effect of ageing on catalyst performance

  • Graham J. Hutchings
  • Ali A. Mirzaei
  • Richard W. Joyner
  • M. Rafiq H. Siddiqui
  • Stuart H. Taylor


Copper manganese oxides are prepared using a coprecipitation procedure and studied for the oxidation of CO at ambient temperature. In particular, the effect of the ageing tune, i.e. the time that the precipitate remains in contact with the precipitating medium, is investigated. It is shown that this parameter is of crucial importance in controlling the catalytic performance and that catalysts which are aged for ⩽30 min or ⩾ 300 min give the best performance. Preliminary characterisation using powder X-ray diffraction indicates that a combination between CuO and copper manganese oxide may be responsible for the enhanced activity observed with these samples.


catalyst preparation coprecipitation effect of ageing copper manganese oxide CO oxidation 


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© J.C. Baltzer AG, Science Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Graham J. Hutchings
    • 1
  • Ali A. Mirzaei
    • 1
  • Richard W. Joyner
    • 2
  • M. Rafiq H. Siddiqui
    • 1
  • Stuart H. Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Leverhulme Centre for Innovative Catalysis, Department of ChemistryUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Catalysis Research Centre, Department of ChemistryUniversity of Nottingham at TrentNottinghamUK

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