Effect of Mn and Fe on the reactivity of sulfated zirconia toward H2 and n-butane: a diffuse reflectance IR spectroscopic investigation.

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Sulfated zirconia (SZ) and sulfated zirconia promoted with 2 wt % manganese (MnSZ) or iron (FeSZ), all active in n-butane isomerization, were investigated using diffuse reflectance Fourier transform IR spectroscopy (DRIFTS). By adsorption of H(2) at 77 K or of n-butane at room temperature, it was found that the promoters neither enhance the Lewis nor the Br… (More)

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