Highly Active and Stable Pt-Loaded Ce0.75Zr0.25O2 Yolk-Shell Catalyst for Water-Gas Shift Reaction

Jae Oh Shim, Young Jun Hong, Hyun Suk Na, Won Jun Jang, Yun Chan Kang, Hyun Seog Roh

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Multishelled, Pt-loaded Ce0.75Zr0.25O2 yolk-shell microspheres were prepared by a simple spray pyrolysis process for use in the water-gas shift (WGS) reaction. The Pt-loading was optimized, obtaining highly active Pt/Ce0.75Zr0.25O2 yolk-shell nanostructures for the WGS. Of the prepared catalysts, a 2% Pt loading of the Ce0.75Zr0.25O2 yolk-shell microspheres showed the highest CO conversion. The high catalytic activity of the 2% Pt/Ce0.75Zr0.2O2 catalyst was mainly due to its easier reducibility and the maintenance of active catalytic Pt species. The Pt-loaded Ce0.75Zr0.25O2 catalyst microspheres were highly resistant to Pt sintering because of their unique yolk-shell structure. Spray pyrolysis was found to be highly efficient for the production of precious-metal-loaded, multicomponent metal oxide yolk-shell microspheres for catalytic applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17239-17244
Number of pages6
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul 13

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (2013R1A1A1A05007370). This work was supported by the Energy Efficiency & Resources Core Technology Program of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP), and granted financial resource from the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, Republic of Korea (201320200000420 and 20153030091450).

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© 2016 American Chemical Society.


  • Pt loading
  • reducibility
  • sintering resistance
  • spray pyrolysis
  • water-gas shift
  • yolk-shell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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