Properties of Pd, Pt and Ru-based catalysts in catalytic oxidation of methanol

Sang Chul Jung, Seung Won Nahm, Ho Young Jung, Young Kwon Park, Seong Gyu Seo, Sang Chai Kim

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Catalytic oxidation of methanol was investigated using Pd, Pt and Ru-based catalysts. Experiment was conducted at reaction temperature of 100∼220 °C with methanol concentration of 3,000 ppm and gas hourly space velocity (GHSV) of 16,000 hr-1. Catalysts were characterized by using Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) method, X-ray diffraction (XRD), field transmission electron microscopy (FE-TEM) and temperature programmed reduction (TPR). Based on complete oxidation temperature of methanol, the activity order was: 0.16 wt% Pd /0.16 wt% Pt/0.16 wt% Ru/γ-Al2O3 > 0.5 wt% Pt/γ-Al2O3 > 0.5 wt% Ru/γ-Al2O3 > 0.5 wt% Pd/γ-Al2O3. Therefore, the activity of ternary metal-based catalyst was superior to single metal-based catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2088-2091
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2016


  • Catalytic oxidation
  • Methanol
  • Palladium
  • Platinum
  • Ruthenium


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