Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 43, Issue 15, pp 5282–5290 | Cite as

Doping of lanthanum cobaltite by Mn: thermal, magnetic, and catalytic effect

  • Gina Pecchi
  • Claudia Campos
  • M. Graciela Jiliberto
  • Yanko Moreno
  • Octavio Peña


Great differences in crystallographic phases, magnetic properties, and catalytic activity were detected in lanthanum cobaltite and cobaltite modified with the insertion of 10 wt.% of Mn. Atomic absorption spectroscopy, BET area measurements, XRD analysis, TPR, and FT-IR suggest that the total insertion of manganese in the LaCoO3 structure is successful. Thermal stability is reached for LaCo0.90Mn0.10O3 up to 973 K without loss of the perovskite structure. The magnetic properties of the as-grown compounds are maintained after a first reduction process up to 723–773 K, while presence of segregated phases is observed after reduction at 973 K. The catalytic activity evaluated in the total combustion of acetyl acetate shows a decrease in the ignition temperature, i.e. an increase in the catalytic activity for the LaCo0.90Mn0.10O3 perovskite. A significant enhancement in the catalytic activity expressed as intrinsic activity, mol m−2 h−1, with the manganese substitution was found.


Perovskite Perovskite Structure Temperature Program Reduction LaCoO3 Lanthanum Carbonate 



The authors thank CONICYT (Fondecyt Grant 1060702).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gina Pecchi
    • 1
  • Claudia Campos
    • 1
  • M. Graciela Jiliberto
    • 1
  • Yanko Moreno
    • 1
  • Octavio Peña
    • 2
  1. 1.Facultad de Ciencias QuímicasUniversidad de ConcepciónConcepcionChile
  2. 2.Sciences Chimiques de RennesUMR 6226, CNRSRennes CedexFrance

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