Chemical Research in Chinese Universities

, Volume 33, Issue 6, pp 965–970 | Cite as

Facile synthesis of mesoporous Co3O4 nanoflowers for catalytic combustion of ventilation air methane

  • Shankui Liu
  • Pengcheng Liu
  • Ruyue Niu
  • Shuang Wang
  • Jinping Li


Flower-like Co3O4 hierarchical microspheres composed of self-assembled porous nanoplates were prepared by employing Pluronic F127 block-copolymer as template. The samples were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction(PXRD), scanning/transmission electron microscopy(SEM/TEM), and nitrogen adsorption-desorption at 77 K. The results show that the catalytic activity of Co3O4 nanoflowers for the combustion of ventilation air methane is higher than that of commercial Co3O4. The superior catalytic performance of this material can be related to its dominantly exposed {112} crystal planes and higher content of surface Co3+.


Co3O4 Nanoflowers Catalytic combustion Ventilation air methane 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Institute of Special ChemicalsTaiyuan University of TechnologyTaiyuanP. R. China
  2. 2.College of Environmental Science and EngineeringTaiyuan University of TechnologyJinzhongP. R. China

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