Support from the German Research Foundation (KA 1698/1-1, WE 874/18-1) is gratefully acknowledged.
Oxide Foams for the Synthesis of High-Surface-Area Vanadium Nitride Catalysts†
Article first published online: 18 JAN 2006
Copyright © 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 18, Issue 4, pages 505–508, February, 2006
How to Cite
Krawiec, P., De Cola, P. L., Gläser, R., Weitkamp, J., Weidenthaler, C. and Kaskel, S. (2006), Oxide Foams for the Synthesis of High-Surface-Area Vanadium Nitride Catalysts. Adv. Mater., 18: 505–508. doi: 10.1002/adma.200500278
- Issue published online: 10 FEB 2006
- Article first published online: 18 JAN 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 SEP 2005
- Manuscript Received: 4 FEB 2005
- Nanocrystals, synthesis;
- Vanadium nitrides
The preparation of nanocrystalline vanadium nitride using a novel method (see Figure) is described. The new method uses a high-volume oxide foam as a precursor. The product obtained not only consists of very small crystallites and has a high surface area, but also shows significantly improved catalytic performance in propane dehydrogenation.