High-surface-area iron oxides were prepared by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) on 130-m(2)/g gamma-Al2O3 for use as a catalyst support. Measurements of the sample mass, surface area, and pore-size distribution as a function of the number of ferrocene-O-2 ALD cycles at 623 K suggested that the iron oxide grew as a dense, conformal film with a growth rate similar to 0.016-nm per cycle. While films with 20 ALD cycles (20Fe(2)O(3)Al(2)O(3), 0.25 g Fe2O3/g Al2O3) were difficult to distinguish by HAADF STEM, EDS mapping indicated the Al2O3 was uniformly coated. Raman Spectroscopy showed the films were in the form of Fe2O3; but XRD measurements on samples with as many as 100 ALD cycles (100Fe(2)O(3)-Al2O3, 0.84g Fe2O3/g Al2O3) showed no evidence for crystalline iron-oxide phases, even after calcination at 1073 K. Specific rates for the water-gas-shift (WGS) reaction on the ALD-coated samples were significantly lower than those on bulk Fe2O3. However, addition of 1 wt.% Pd to Fe2O3/Al2O3 supports prepared by ALD exhibited specific rates that were much higher than that observed when I wt.% Pd was added to Fe2O3/Al2O3 prepared by conventional impregnation of Fe salts, suggesting more uniform contact between the Pd and FeOx phases on samples prepared by ALD.

High-surface-area, iron-oxide films prepared by atomic layer deposition on γ-Al2O3

MONAI, MATTEO;FORNASIERO, Paolo;
2017

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High-surface-area iron oxides were prepared by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) on 130-m(2)/g gamma-Al2O3 for use as a catalyst support. Measurements of the sample mass, surface area, and pore-size distribution as a function of the number of ferrocene-O-2 ALD cycles at 623 K suggested that the iron oxide grew as a dense, conformal film with a growth rate similar to 0.016-nm per cycle. While films with 20 ALD cycles (20Fe(2)O(3)Al(2)O(3), 0.25 g Fe2O3/g Al2O3) were difficult to distinguish by HAADF STEM, EDS mapping indicated the Al2O3 was uniformly coated. Raman Spectroscopy showed the films were in the form of Fe2O3; but XRD measurements on samples with as many as 100 ALD cycles (100Fe(2)O(3)-Al2O3, 0.84g Fe2O3/g Al2O3) showed no evidence for crystalline iron-oxide phases, even after calcination at 1073 K. Specific rates for the water-gas-shift (WGS) reaction on the ALD-coated samples were significantly lower than those on bulk Fe2O3. However, addition of 1 wt.% Pd to Fe2O3/Al2O3 supports prepared by ALD exhibited specific rates that were much higher than that observed when I wt.% Pd was added to Fe2O3/Al2O3 prepared by conventional impregnation of Fe salts, suggesting more uniform contact between the Pd and FeOx phases on samples prepared by ALD.
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