charge-transfer interaction and catalytic properties

Gas phase-solid interaction plays an important role for the catalytic performance

Responsable d'activité
Helena Kaper
Chargée de Recherches CNRS

Thématiques de Recherches

What is the impact of a solid support in catalysis? This question can be asked looking at different catalytic reactions, support materials and active phase. We like to consider all of them, by modifying the support material (different synthesis methods, materials, and surface areas), active phase (noble metal or nitride/carbide) and reaction (oxidation reactions for depollution, water-gas shift reaction). Will we find the holy grale? Probably not, but maybe get a step closer to interplay of these different parameters...


Facile synthesis of high-surface area platinum-doped ceria for low temperature CO oxidation” S. Gatla, D. Aubert, V. Flaud, R. Grosjean, T. Lunkenbein O. Mathon, S. Pascarelli, H. Kaper, Catal. Today, 2019,
“In situ generated catalyst: copper(II) oxide and copper (I) supported on Ca2Fe2O5 for CO oxidation” B. Penkala, S. Gatla, D. Aubert, M. Ceretti, C. Tardivat, W. Paulus, H. Kaper, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, 8, 5236.
“Enhancement of Oxygen Activation and Mobility in CaTixFe1xO3d Oxides” P.-A. Répécaud, H. Kaper, M. Richard, F. Can, N. Bion, Chem.Cat.Chem. 2017, 9, 2095-2098. DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201700103
“Room-Temperature CO Oxidation Catalyst: Low-Temperature Metal−Support Interaction between Platinum Nanoparticles and Nanosized Ceria” S. Gatla, D. Aubert, G. Agostini, O. Mathon, S. Pascarelli, T. Lunkenbein, M.-G. Willinger, H. Kaper, ACS Catal, 2016, 6, 6151-6155.
“The role of lattice oxygen in CO oxidation over Ce18O2-based catalysts revealed under operando conditions” B. Penkala, D. Aubert, H. Kaper, C. Tardivat, K. Conder, W. Paulus, Catal. Sci. Technol. 2015, 5, 4839-4848.

Helena Kaper Chargée de Recherches CNRS
Daniel Aubert Technicien
Andrea Molino Postdoctorant
Maxime Delporte Doctorant
Kevin Guy Doctorant
Julie Cavailles Alternante
Anciens Membres
Thai Giang Truong
Pierre-Alexis Repecaud
Mangesh Avhadd