Promotive effect of Ba addition on the catalytic performance of Ni/LaAlO3 catalysts for steam reforming of toluene

Takuma Higo, Hikaru Saito, Shuhei Ogo, Yukihiro Sugiura, Yasushi Sekine*

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Ba addition to supported Ni catalysts was investigated on steam reforming of toluene, as a model compound of biomass tar. Ba addition showed drastic promotive effects on catalytic activity and tolerance against oxidation. Various catalytic tests and characterization were conducted, including pressure dependence, Arrhenius plots, STEM and XAFS observations, dispersion of supported Ni, and temperature programmed reduction. Results revealed that the electron donation from Ba to Ni enabled high catalytic performance of Ba/Ni/LaAlO3 perovskite catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-131
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Catalysis A: General
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 25


  • Ba addition
  • Electron donation
  • Hydrogen production
  • Robustness
  • Steam reforming of toluene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology


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