Heterogeneous catalytic oxidations of hydrocarbons that employ metal oxide catalysts, which avoid the production of CO 2, will be increasingly importance in the field of industrial chemistry. Metal oxides convert short chain alkanes, e.g., butane, to alkenes and water by oxidative dehydrogenation. Thin films of Mg 3(VO 4) 2 is an excellent model catalyst. A study on the surface chemistry and the reversible reduction and oxidation of the underlying lattice is carried out. To grow high quality single crystals, the traveling solvent zone method is used. An atmosphere of flowing oxygen is required to stabilize V 5+ and grow crystals with few(er) defects. The growth of Mg 3(VO 4) single crystals are presented. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 222nd ACS National Meting (Chicago, IL 8/26-30/2001).
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry, Preprints|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2001|
|Event||222nd ACS National Meeting - Chicago, IL, United States|
Duration: Aug 26 2001 → Aug 30 2001
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)