Data set for "Surfactant Effects on the Synthesis of Porous Cerium Oxide from a Type IV Deep Eutectic Solvent"



This dataset relates to a novel, low temperature and green method for atom-efficient solvothermal synthesis of crystalline, micelle templated cerium IV oxide (ceria) from a type IV deep eutectic solvent (DES) comprising a hydrated cerium containing metal salt, cerium(iii) nitrate hexahydrate (Ce(NO₃)₃·6H₂O), and a hydrogen bond donor, urea, in a molar ratio of 1:3.5. We have used high concentration (20% w/w) solutions of C-12 and C-16 alkyl chain length cationic surfactants (CₙTAB and CₙTANO₃) and C-16 alkyl chain length non-ionic surfactant BrijC₁₀ in the DES to alter the porosity of the cerium oxide produced. The characterisation of the cerium oxide has been carried out using scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM/TEM), N₂ sorption, Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) and temperature programmed reduction (TPR) to understand and quantify the nature of the crystallinity, morphology and porosity along with CO oxidation for the catalytic activity of the material.

Included in the dataset are the X-ray diffraction (XRD), SAXS, N₂ sorption, SEM Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (EDX), X-ray photoelectron (XPS) and CO oxidation characterization data for these materials.
Date made available8 Aug 2022
PublisherUniversity of Bath

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