Support effect and reaction pathway for NO direct decomposition over CuMn/A (A=ZSM-5, Beta, SSZ-13) catalysts

Running Kang, Sufeng An, Xuehai Wang, Gang Wang, Hong Chen, Cuijuan Zhang, Feng Bin, Yongdan Li*

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The CuMn/ZSM-5 (CM/Z), CuMn/Beta (CM/B), and CuMn/SSZ-13 (CM/S) catalyst samples were prepared via an excess impregnation method to investigate the metal-support effect. The results show that the activity at 550 °C for NO direct decomposition follows the order of CM/Z (53.4%) > CM/B (49.2%) > CM/S (7.9%). The good activity and stability of CM/Z are attributed to a strong support effect including forming more active copper sites of the (Cu2+-O2--Cu2+)2+ and (Cu+-□-Cu+)2+ dimers, which have higher redox activity, capacity of oxygen mobility, and NO sorption capability. The competitive adsorption between NO and O2 on the oxygen vacancy of dimers over CM/Z results in the activity decrease from 53.4% to 40.3% at 550 °C after adding 1 vol% O2. The reaction mechanism over CM/Z was discussed based on the in situ DRIFT and isotopic (18O2) experiments. Two NO adsorbs firstly on (Cu+-□-Cu+)2+ to form N2O, and N2O is activated to produce N2, followed by the NO adsorption on (Cu2+-O2--Cu2+)2+ to form nitrite and nitrate species and decomposition to NO and O2.

Original languageEnglish
Article number114545
Number of pages9
JournalCatalysis Today
Early online date26 Jan 2024
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2024
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • CuMnO
  • NO direct decomposition
  • Reaction pathway
  • Support effect
  • Zeolites


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