V2O5- MoO3 System: Its Physicochemical and Catalytic Properties (pp. 215-225)
Authors: (E. Wenda, A. Bielansk, Jagiellonian University, Chemistry Deparment, Cracov, Poland, and others)
Abstract: Molybdenum oxide MoO3 belongs to the components of many catalysts used for selective oxidation of hydrocarbons. However MoO3 in the catalysts is most frequently modified by other metal oxides and hence such mixed oxide systems have been studied by many authors. Of special interest is the system V2O5 - MoO3 which is the basis of catalysts for the selective oxidation of benzene or naphthalene to maleic anhydride or o-xylene to phtalic oxide. Physicochemical and also catalytic properties of V2O5 - MoO3 system are the subject of the review.