Synthesis of MoVTeNb Oxide Catalysts with Tunable Particle Dimensions (pages 1597–1606)
Dr. Yury V. Kolen'ko, Dr. Wei Zhang, Dr. Raoul Naumann d'Alnoncourt, Dr. Frank Girgsdies, Dr. Thomas W. Hansen, Till Wolfram, Prof. Robert Schlögl and Dr. Annette Trunschke
Article first published online: 29 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201100089
Purebred catalyst: We report three viable solution-based methods to prepare phase-pure MoVTeNb oxide catalysts with M1 structure (ICSD 55097). The particle size and morphology of M1 can be tailored by applying these methods. Detailed characterization results reveal M1 crystals on the sub-micrometer and nanometer scale, depending on the method. However, our catalytic data indicate that activation of propane over M1 is insensitive to morphologies.