By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Alkanes have been published. According to news reporting originating in Beijing, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Single-crystalline nanowires of perovskite-type oxides (PTOs) La0.5Sr0.5CoO3 were synthesized via a dextrose-assisted hydrothermal route (DHR) and/or l-Lysine. The physicochemical properties of the materials were characterized by means of XRD, BET, HRSEM, HRTEM, SAED, ICP-AES, H-2-TPR, and O-2-TPD techniques."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Tsinghua University, "It is found that the single-crystalline sample (LSCO-2) derived at temperature of 170 degrees C with a dextrose/l-Lysine volumetric ratio of 0.3/1.0 of new nanowire DHR possessed a high surface oxygen concentration and the best low-temperature reducibility, and a high surface area (17.7 m(2) g(-1)) from nitrogen sorption analysis which exhibited much better than that observed with the corresponding perovskites synthesized by conventional process for polycrystalline La0.5Sr0.5CoO3 catalyst. The average width and length of the nanowires are 5-10 nm and 2 mu m, respectively. Among the LSCO samples, the LSCO-2 sample showed the best performance for methane combustion, giving the T-10%, T-50%, and T-90% of 249, 461 and 702 degrees C at GHSV = 30,000 ml/(h gcat), respectively. After running at 800 degrees C for 50 h, the nanowire DHR (LSCO-2) showed a higher stability and activity than the nanoparticles (LSCO-4) counterpart."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "It indicated that the good catalytic performance of LSCO-2 was related to higher surface area/energies, and better low-temperature reducibility, as well as to the different adsorbed oxygen species concentration."
For more information on this research see: Dextrose-aided hydrothermal preparation with large surface area on 1D single-crystalline perovskite La0.5Sr0.5CoO3 nanowires without template: Highly catalytic activity for methane combustion. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A-Chemical, 2013;378():299-306. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A-Chemical can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands (see also Alkanes).
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H. Arandiyan, Tsinghua Univ, Sch Environm, State Key Joint Lab Environm Simulat & Pollut Con, Beijing 100084, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include H.Z. Chang, C.X. Liu, Y. Peng and J.H. Li.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Beijing, Alkanes, Methane, Nanowire, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China
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