The reverse water-gas shift (RWGS) reaction is a promising catalytic route for reducing CO2emissions because its product, CO, is a key intermediate in various industrialized catalytic processes that produce fuels and chemicals. We describe herein a MoOx/TiO2-supported Pt catalyst (Pt(3)/MoOx(15)/TiO2; Pt loading = 3 wt%, MoO3loading = 15 wt%) that promotes the RWGS reaction at low temperature (200-300 °C) with high activity and selectivity. The catalytic performance for both CO2conversion and selectivity of Pt(3)/MoOx(15)/TiO2is better than those of Pt catalysts on other supports and other metal catalysts supported on MoOx(15)/TiO2, as well as Cu- and Fe-Cr-based industrial catalysts. Moreover, results ofoperandoX-ray absorption spectroscopy studies show that the reaction takes placeviathe reverse Mars-van Krevelen mechanism where H2acts as a reducing agent to create oxygen vacancies on the supported Mo oxide species that are filled by CO2as an oxidizing agent.
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