Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 57, Issue 1–4, pp 1741–1746 | Cite as

NGR study of iron molybdates and iron-cobalt molybdates catalysts

  • B. Benaichouba
  • P. Bussiere
  • H. Ponceblanc
Surface Phenomena, Catalysis, Corrosion


Iron molybdates FM and cobalt-iron molybdates CF x M (which means Co1−yFe y MoO4 withy=x/100 6≤x≤67), used as matrix of catalysts for propene mild oxidation, were studied by Mössbauer spectroscopy at 295 K and 4 K. All the spectra exhibit three Fe2+ doublets, two of them correspond to β-FeMoO4 and the third one to α-FeMoO4. Enhancement of quadrupole splittings of Fe2+ in the spectra of the CF x M catalysts is ascribed to the occurrence of a solid solution of either iron in CoMoO4 or cobalt in FeMoO4. In each spectrum at 295 K one or several Fe3+ doublets were present, which low temperature spectra allow to be assigned to Fe2(MoO4)3, small particles of Fe2O3, solid solution of Fe3+ in ferrous molybdates and even Fe2MoO4 in some cases. The behaviour of all the iron species of these solids during reduction by hydrogen is described.


Iron Cobalt Solid Solution Propene Fe2O3 
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© J.C. Baltzer A.G. Scientific Publishing Company 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Benaichouba
    • 1
  • P. Bussiere
    • 1
  • H. Ponceblanc
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut de Recherches sur la CatalyseC.N.R.S., conventionné avec l'Université Claude BernardVilleurbanne CédexFrance

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