Study of model catalysts based on supported metal clusters for several reactions of high interest for sustainable development. Catalysts on-site prepared, characterized (surface science multi-technique) and tested in a multi-chamber ultra-high vacuum (UHV) system. Special interest in “operando” analysis by Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), employing a unique STM Flow-reactor system, in a wide range of pressures (from UHV to high pressures) and temperatures.
F. Ivars, P. Botella, A. Dejoz, J.M. López Nieto, P. Concepción, M.I Vázquez, Selective Oxidation of Short-Chain Alkanes over Hydrothermally Prepared MoVTeNbO Catalysts, Topics in Catalysis 38, 59, 2006.
F. Ivars, B. Solsona, M.D. Soriano, J.M. López Nieto, Selective Oxidation of Propane Over AMoVSbO Catalysts (A = Li, Na, K, Rb or Cs), Topics in Catalysis 50, 74, 2008.
F. Ivars, B. Solsona, P. Botella, M.D. Soriano, J.M. López Nieto, Selective Oxidation of Propane over Alkali-Doped Mo–V–Sb–O Catalysts, Catalysis Today 141, 294, 2009.
F. Ivars, B. Solsona, E. Rodríguez-Castellón, J.M. López Nieto, Selective Propane Oxidation over MoVSbO Catalysts: On the Preparation, Characterization and Catalytic Behavior of M1 Phase, Journal of Catalysis 262, 35, 2009.
F. Ivars, B. Solsona, S. Hernández, J.M López Nieto, Influence of Gel Composition in the Synthesis of MoVTeNb Catalysts over their Catalytic Performance in Partial Propane and Propylene Oxidation, Catalysis Today 149, 260, 2010.