Catalysis Letters

, Volume 129, Issue 1–2, pp 149–155 | Cite as

Co3O4 + CeO2/SiO2 Catalysts for n-Hexane and CO Oxidation

  • S. Todorova
  • G. Kadinov
  • K. Tenchev
  • A. Caballero
  • J. P. Holgado
  • R. Pereñíguez


Two-component Co–Ce samples deposited onto SiO2 have been prepared, characterized and tested in the reaction of complete n-hexane and CO oxidation. It was established that cerium enhanced the catalytic activity of cobalt in the reaction of n-hexane oxidation, although this depended on the sequence of cobalt and cerium introduction. Co-impregnation of Co and Ce resulted in a close interaction between Co3O4 and CeO2 leading to more surface oxygen species available and, therefore, a better reactivity.


Co–Ce catalysts Total hexane oxidation CO oxidation 



Authors would like to acknowledge the Spanish and Bulgarian Ministries of Science for their support that made possible to carry out these investigations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Todorova
    • 1
  • G. Kadinov
    • 1
  • K. Tenchev
    • 1
  • A. Caballero
    • 2
  • J. P. Holgado
    • 2
  • R. Pereñíguez
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Catalysis, Bulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales and Dpto. Química InorgánicaCSIC-Univ. of SevillaSevillaSpain

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