(727b) Mechanistic Understanding of Redox and Acid Doped Mo8V2Nb1 Catalysts for Ethane Oxidative Dehydrogenation
Pd, Ti, Te, TiTe, and PdTe doped catalysts were investigated for their differences in catalytic activity, and their ability to stabilize the active sites. At differential conversion, all catalysts behave similarly except for the Pd catalyst, which more strongly favors combustion products due to its lower reduction temperature as seen via temperature programmed reduction. Further, in situ Raman experiments were conducted in which the M-O-V bridging bonds were monitored (where M is either Mo,V, or Nb), which are a proposed active site for the reaction . Based on the shifting of these bands, it was determined that the incorporation of Ti improved oxygen transport in the catalyst as it resisted significant shifting of the catalytically active band to lower Raman shift indicating a possible reduction of one of the metal species. Ultimately, this work spectroscopically elucidates the mechanism in which the addition of redox and acid dopants influence one potential active site of the complex MoVNb mixed metal oxide catalyst and the subsequent impact on catalytic activity.
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