Towards an understanding of the oxidation state of Cobalt and Manganese Ions in Framework substituted Microporous Aluminophosphate Redox Catalysts: an Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Investigation

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The local structure of manganese and cobalt ions in both the AlPO-5 and AlPO-18 materials was determined using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS). This study strongly suggested that both cobalt and manganese ions are present in the framework tetrahedral sites in the as-prepared materials. Upon calcination, in a dry atmosphere, both manganese and cobalt ions are partially oxidised to the 3+ state; the fraction of oxidised cobalt or manganese ions depends upon both the nature of the framework structure and on the ion type with manganese systems showing a higher proportion of oxidised cations.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1856-1860
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005