Complete oxidation of toluene over supported palladium catalysts: Effect of support

Sang Chai Kim, Ho Young Jung, Jae Woon Nah, Y. K. Park

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The catalytic oxidation of toluene was carried out to investigate the effect of the support on the properties and performance of a supported palladium catalyst (1 wt% loading). γ-Al2O3, SiO2 and TiO2 were used as supports. The properties of the prepared catalysts were characterized by XRD, BET, PT, TPD, TPR, XPS and FE-TEM analyses. The experimental results showed that the order of catalytic performance was 1 wt% Pd/TiO2 > 1 wt% Pd/SiO2 > 1 wt%Pd/γ-Al2O3. A strong interaction between the palladium and support was found, which affected the palladium surface concentration and particle size. The higher catalytic activity of the Pd/TiO2 catalyst was attributed to the higher palladium surface concentration and larger particle size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4638-4642
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 May 2016


  • Catalyst
  • Oxidation
  • Palladium
  • Support
  • VOCs


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