Title

Preparation and Use of a Room-Temperature Catalytic Converter

ACS Citation

Wong, G.; Mark, B.; Chen, X.; Furch, T.; Singmaster, K. A.; Wagenknecht, P. S. Preparation and Use of a Room-Temperature Catalytic Converter. J. Chem. Educ. 2001, 78, 1667-1667.

Abstract

A solid-state catalyst that effectively converts a CO/air mixture to CO2 at room temperature is readily prepared. The catalyst, which is composed of metallic gold on iron(III) oxide, is loaded into a simple flow cell to test its catalytic activity. Mixtures of CO and air are run through the catalyst and subsequently analyzed by gas-phase infrared spectroscopy to determine the effectiveness of the catalyst. A solid-state catalyst that effectively converts a CO/air mixture to CO2 at room temperature is readily prepared. The catalyst, which is composed of metallic gold on iron(III) oxide, is loaded into a simple flow cell to test its catalytic activity. Mixtures of CO and air are run through the catalyst and subsequently analyzed by gas-phase infrared spectroscopy to determine the effectiveness of the catalyst.

Source Name

Journal of Chemical Education

Publication Date

1-1-2001

Volume

78

Issue

12

Page(s)

7221-7227

Document Type

Citation

Citation Type

Article