versão impressa ISSN 0100-4042
SOUZA, Marluce Oliveira da Guarda; QUADRO, Emerentino Brazil e RANGEL, Maria do Carmo. Textural and catalytic properties of chromium and copper-doped iron oxides. Quím. Nova [online]. 1998, vol.21, n.4, pp. 428-433. ISSN 0100-4042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40421998000400010.
Chromium and copper-doped hematites were prepared with the aim of studying the synergistic effect of these dopants on the textural and on the catalytic properties of the iron oxides towards the high temperature shift reaction. It was found that the most active catalysts were those with the highest amount of copper. They had the Fe(II)/Fe(III) ratio near the stoichiometric value of magnetite, the highest surface areas under the reactional atmosphere and the greatest tendency to produce the active form; they also were poorly crystalline solids. The best performance was shown by the catalyst with Fe/Cu=10, heated at 300oC. It can thus be concluded that copper acts both as textural and structural promoter in these catalysts.
Palavras-chave : iron oxides; copper-doped catalysts; chromium-doped catalysts.