CeFeO3–CeO2–Fe2O3 Systems: Synthesis by Solution Combustion Method and Catalytic Performance in CO2 Hydrogenation

Anna N. Matveyeva, Shamil O. Omarov, Marianna A. Gavrilova, Dmitry A. Sladkovskiy, Dmitry Yu Murzin*

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Rare-earth orthoferrites have found wide application in thermocatalytic reduction-oxidation processes. Much less attention has been paid, however, to the production of CeFeO3, as well as to the study of its physicochemical and catalytic properties, in particular, in the promising process of CO2 utilization by hydrogenation to CO and hydrocarbons. This study presents the results of a study on the synthesis of CeFeO3 by solution combustion synthesis (SCS) using various fuels, fuel-to-oxidizer ratios, and additives. The SCS products were characterized by XRD, FTIR, N2-physisorption, SEM, DTA–TGA, and H2-TPR. It has been established that glycine provides the best yield of CeFeO3, while the addition of NH4NO3 promotes an increase in the amount of CeFeO3 by 7–12 wt%. In addition, the synthesis of CeFeO3 with the participation of NH4NO3 makes it possible to surpass the activity of the CeO2–Fe2O3 system at low temperatures (300–400 °C), as well as to increase selectivity to hydrocarbons. The observed effects are due to the increased gas evolution and ejection of reactive FeOx nanoparticles on the surface of crystallites, and an increase in the surface defects. CeFeO3 obtained in this study allows for achieving higher CO2 conversion compared to LaFeO3 at 600 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7970
Number of pages19
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • CeFeO
  • cerium orthoferrite
  • CO
  • glycine
  • hydrogenation
  • perovskite
  • solution combustion synthesis
  • urea
  • urotropine


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