Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
Abstract Novel fine polymer particles containing ultrafine Pd, Pt or Rh metal dispersed on the core-shell [core, poly(styrene-co-acrylamide) or poly(styrene-co-acrylic acid); shell, LnPO4(Ln = Ce, Nd, Pr, Sm, La)] type microsphere were prepared by the emulsifier-free emulsion polymerization of styrene with acrylamide or acrylic acid followed by the addition of PdCl2, HPtCl6, or RhCl3 and finally by the addition of a mixture of Ln(NO3)3 and NaH2PO4. Pyrolysis of the resulting polymer particles at 700–900°C provides polymer-free hollow particles (diameter 450–550 nm) composed of noble metals and LnPO4. The excellent catalytic reduction of NO gas into N2 and O2 was observed at 500–700°C using the rersulting particles as catalyst.
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