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Insights into the interface of NiCo2O4 spinel /LaCoO3 perovskite nano-composite for CO and soot oxidation

Satya Vir Singh , Harshita Singh


Received April 12, 2022,Revised , Accepted March 11, 2023, Available online March 21, 2023

Volume 36,2024,Pages 339-349

In the quest for the development of thermally stable, highly active and low-cost catalysts for use in catalyzed diesel particulate filter, nano-composites are new areas of research. Therefore, we reported the easy synthesis of spinel NiCo2O4/perovskite LaCoO3 nano-composite, and its individual oxides NiCo2O4 and LaCoO3 for comparison. The detailed insights into the physio-chemical characteristics of formed NiCo2O4/ LaCoO3 nano-composite were done based on various characterization analysis such as X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), N2 physiosorption, scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM-EDX), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The characterization analysis of NiCo2O4/LaCoO3 revealed the successful formation of a chemical interface possessing strong interfacial interaction, resulting in desirable physicochemical characteristics such as small crystallite size, abundant mesoporosity, high specific surface area and activation of surface lattice oxygen. Owing to the desirable characteristics, the activity results over NiCo2O4/LaCoO3 nano-composite showed the excellent CO oxidation performance and high soot oxidation activity, recyclability and thermal stability. This work mainly attempts to emphasize the effectiveness of the facile, inexpensive and conventionally used precipitation method for the successful formation of highly efficient nano-composites.

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