Date of Award

Fall 1991

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Chemistry & Biochemistry



Committee Director

Kenneth G. Brown

Committee Member

Billy T. Upchurch

Committee Member

Donald Oglesby

Committee Member

Robret L. Ake

Call Number for Print

Special Collections LD4331.C45 B357


Catalysts composed of platinum and/or palladium on tin (IV) oxide supports, with and without silica gel, as well as catalysts composed of gold on manganese oxide, have been developed for the recombination of carbon monoxide and oxygen to form carbon dioxide for use in carbon dioxide lasers. A thermogravimetric method and a differential scanning calorimetric method have been developed for the thermal characterization of these catalysts. The mass loss data and the enthalpy changes determined as the catalysts lost water were then related to existing activity data for these catalysts. No relationship was found between the thermal data and the activity data.


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