P-Tu-76 The structure-reactivity relationship of alumina supported monomeric vanadium oxide catalysts

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Glen. A. Ferguson1, Hack-Sung Kim2, Lei Cheng3, Stan A. Zygmunt4, Peter C. Stair5 and Larry A. Curtiss3, (1)Materials Science Division & Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, (2)Catalysis Center/ Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, Northwestern University/ Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, (3)Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, (4)Physics and Astronomy, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, (5)Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
We present the computational results from a combined theoretical-experimental study of the structure-activity relationship of VO4 monomers on the θ-Al2O3 surface. Out results indicate it is possible to increase the activity of the VO4 monomers by forming specific structures. The results are consistent with UV-Raman spectroscopy experiments.

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