Ceria Nanocatalysts: Shape Dependent Reactivity and Formation of OH

Shilpa Agarwal, Leonardus Lefferts, Barbara Mojet

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Ceria nanoshapes (octahedra, wires, and cubes) were investigated for CO adsorption and subsequent reaction with water. Surprisingly, the reactivity of specific [BOND]OH groups was explicitly determined by the ceria nanoshape. The nanoshapes showed different levels of carbonates and formates after exposure to CO, the amount of carbonates increasing from octahedral≪wires<cubes. Subsequent reaction with water at 200 °C was also found to be shape dependent, resulting in different amounts of recovered [BOND]OH groups and removed carbonates and formates on the different ceria nanoshapes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-489
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2013


  • IR-82837
  • METIS-291589


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