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Keywords:

  • formaldehyde;
  • manganese;
  • oxidation;
  • supported catalysts;
  • volatile organic compounds

Abstract

Manganese(IV) oxide was synthesized through crystallization in confined space by using the SBA-15 silica support. The evolution of textural, morphological, structural, and redox properties of the manganese phase in the composites has been studied in terms of different parameters such as impregnation route, manganese loading, and activation temperature. High performances of nanoscaled manganese(IV) oxide for low-temperature formaldehyde oxidation have been obtained. The optimization of preparation parameters enabled the complete conversion of formaldehyde at temperatures as low as 130 °C, which is comparable to the activity of the reference platinum catalyst that demonstrates complete conversion at similar temperatures.