Guiding questions for catalyst synthesis and use in selective catalytic oxidation reactions

William Giovann Cortés-Ortiz, Carlos A. Guerrero-Fajardo

Article ID: 1636
Vol 5, Issue 2, 2022, Article identifier:1-19

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This paper presents a brief history of catalysis, as well as of the processes of selective oxidation of hydrocarbons. On the other hand, the basic concepts involved in heterogeneous catalysis are mentioned, emphasizing the role of catalytic materials in chemical oxidation processes and posing a series of guiding questions to be followed when approaching a process catalyzed by solid materials. In the same way, the methods of synthesis of catalysts called in the literature as sol-gel and impregnation are shown, identifying the influence of each stage of preparation with the physical and chemical properties of the materials. Finally, a case study applied to the selective catalytic oxidation of methane and methanol using iron, molybdenum and vanadium catalytic materials synthesized by the sol-gel method is presented.


Heterogeneous Catalysis; Guiding Questions; Selective Oxidation; Methane; Methanol; Formaldehyde; Sol-Gel; Im-pregnation; Catalyst Synthesis; Calcination

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