Title

Preparation of Vanadium Phosphate Catalysts from VOPO₄ · 2H₂O: Effect of Microwave Irradiation on Morphology and Catalytic Property

Abstract

The present work addresses the influence of microwave irradiation on undoped and doped vanadium phosphate catalysts. These catalysts were prepared via VOPO4 · 2H2O. The catalyst's precursors - VOHPO4 · 0.5H2O were subjected to microwave irradiation and comparison was made with the conventional heating. The interaction of these complex materials with microwave and the addition of several doponts (Nb, Bi, Co, Mo) provide interesting improvements in catalyst preparation found to be a faster, develop higher surface area, higher activity and selectivity for the oxidation of n-butane to maleic anhydride. All the catalysts were characterized by using a combination of powder XRD, H 2-TPR, BET surface area and SEM.

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Maleic anhydride; Microwave heating; N-butane oxidation; Vanadium phosphate

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1011-372X; 1572-879X

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2007 Springer, All rights reserved.

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