The new method of preparation of La1−xSrxMnO3 catalysts supported on ceramic foam materials was developed. The synthesized supported perovskite catalysts were examined by X-ray diffraction analysis and BET methods. It was shown that in coated samples there is a pure perovskite phase on the support surface up to temperatures of 1000°C.
Unsupported La1−xSrxMnO3 catalysts were synthesized applying co-precipitation technique using La, Sr and Mn acetylacetonates and were studied by X-ray diffraction analysis. Temperature programmed reduction method revealed that catalysts contain 2 types of active centers: low temperature (α) and high temperature (β), the quantity of these centers and correlation between them depend on the value of x. It was shown that supported perovskite catalysts, similarly to the massive ones, maintain two types of active centers (α and β).
The activity of La1−xSrxMnO3 on mullite foam was characterized in the methane oxidation reaction.