A number of strueture-insensitive and structure-sensitive reactions have been established for vanadium oxide catalysts. Oxidations of H2, ethene, benzene, and 1-butene are structure-insensitive reactions, while oxidations of CO, 1,3-butadiene, and furan are structure-sensitive reactions. It has also been found that the activity of supported catalyst is greatly controlled by the structure sensitivity as well as the chemical effect of support.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry