The active phase of nickel/ordered Ce 2Zr 2O x catalysts with a discontinuity (x=7 - 8) in methane steam reforming

Mizuki Tada, Shenghong Zhang, Sachin Malwadkar, Nozomu Ishiguro, Jun Ichi Soga, Yasutaka Nagai, Keitaro Tezuka, Hideo Imoto, Shinya Otsuka-Yao-Matsuo, Shin Ichi Ohkoshi, Yasuhiro Iwasawa

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Breaking news: A unique discontinuous property and an active phase of Ni/ordered Ce 2Zr 2O x (x=7-8) solid-solution catalysts were observed during methane steam reforming. The catalytic performance of Ni/Ce 2Zr 2O x strongly depended on the phase and oxygen content of the Ce 2Zr 2O x support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9361-9365
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sep 10
Externally publishedYes


  • XAFS
  • methane
  • nickel
  • solid solutions
  • steam reforming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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