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Innovation Case Study in Chemical Manufacturing

#19: American Elements Assists Toyota in Development of Low Platinum Catalytic Converter


The Challenge

Every vehicle on U.S. highways today is required under federal law to have a catalytic converter to remove polluting NOX and SOX emissions prior to exhaust. The process requires metals with catalytic properties, and the most common of these are the Platinum Group Metals (PGM), which are expensive. Toyota established a program in 2007 to find ways to reduce the use of platinum, palladium and rhodium in its catalytic converters.

The Innovation

Working with catalyst producers in the U.S. and Japan, American Elements provided various grades of several metals for testing and assisted in optimizing promising forms, working with automotive testing labs on in situ 1,000 hour emissions testing.

The Result

A new class of catalytic converter coating materials was developed requiring lower amounts of palladium and platinum, substituting a portion of the PGMs with lower cost cerium metal in the final formulation.
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(5N) 99.999% Boron Oxide (5N) 99.999% Yttrium Oxide 3% Yttria Stabilized Zirconia Aluminum Acetylacetonate
Aluminum Copper Alloy Aluminum Fluoride Aluminum Nitrate Hydrate Aluminum Nitrate Nonahydrate
Aluminum Nitrate Solution Aluminum Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Aluminum Shot Aluminum Titanate
Aluminum Zirconium Alloy Ammonium Biborate Tetrahydrate Ammonium Dimolybdate Ammonium Molybdate
Ammonium Pentaborate Octahydrate Ammonium Pentaborate Tetrahydrate Antimony Powder Antimony(III) Oxide
Bis(2-phenylbenzothiazolato)(acetylacetonate)iridium(III) Bis(8-quinolinolato)copper(II) Bismuth Powder Bismuth Sulfide
Boron Carbide Nanoparticles Boron Nitride Micropowder Boron Nitride Nanoparticle Dispersion Boron Nitride Nanoparticles
Boron Nitride Paste Boron Nitride Powder Boron Nitride Ultrafine Powder Boron Oxide Nanoparticle Dispersion
Boron Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Boron Phosphate Boron Powder Boron Trichloride Dimethyloctylamine Complex
Calcia Stabilized Zirconia Calcium Carbonate Calcium Carbonate Nanoparticle Dispersion Calcium Carbonate Nanoparticles
Calcium Cyclohexanebutyrate Calcium Fluoride Calcium Lactobionate Monohydrate Calcium Oxide
Calcium Oxide Powder Cerium Nitrate Cerium(III) 2-Ethylhexanoate Cesium Fluoride
Cesium Formate Solution Cesium Sulfate Solution Chloro(1-naphthyl)bis(triphenylphosphine)nickel(II) Chromium Crystallite Pieces
Chromium Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Chromium Pieces Chromium(III) Chloride Hexahydrate Chromium(III) Chloride Solution
Cobalt Nitrate Hexahydrate Cobalt(II) Acetate Tetrahydrate Cobalt(III) Acetylacetonate Copper Carbonate
Copper Nanoparticle Dispersion Copper Nanoparticles Copper Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Copper Powder
Copper(I) Chloride Copper(II) Acetylacetonate Copper(II) Chloride Copper(II) Nitrate Trihydrate
Dirhodium Tetracaprolactamate Gallium Arsenide Sputtering Target Gold Acetate Solution Gold Nanoparticles on Carbon Black
Gold Nanoparticles on Titania Hafnium Oxide Pieces Hafnium Oxide Powder Hastelloy X Alloy
Hexafluorotitanic Acid Solution Indium Nitrate Hydrate Indium Powder Iodomethane
Iridium on Alumina Iridium on Calcium Carbonate Iridium on Carbon Iron Carbide
Iron Carbonate Iron Metal Powder Iron Nanoparticle Dispersion Iron Nanoparticles
Iron(III) Oxide Nanoparticle Dispersion Iron(III) Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Iron(III) Oxide Nanowires Lanthanum Acetylacetonate
Lanthanum Bromide Lead Oxide Nanoparticle Dispersion Lead Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Lithium Acetylacetonate
Lithium Borate Lithium Hydride Lithium Tetraborate Pentahydrate Lutetium Acetate Solution
Magnesium Acetate Anhydrous Magnesium Acetate Tetrahydrate Magnesium Ethoxide Magnesium Fluoride
Magnesium Metal Magnesium Oxide Nanoparticle Dispersion Magnesium Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Magnesium Oxide Powder
Magnesium Shot Magnesium Sulfate Magnesium Wire Manganese Carbonate
Manganese Oxide Nanoparticle Dispersion Manganese Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Mercury Liquid Molybdenum Nanoparticle Dispersion
Molybdenum Nanoparticles Molybdenum Sheet Nickel Carbonyl Nickel Chromium Iron Molybdenum Alloy
Nickel Nanoparticle Dispersion Nickel Nanoparticles Nickel Powder Nickel Silicide
Nickel Sulfate Nickel Sulfate Anhydrous Nickel(II) Carbonate Basic Nickel(II) Chloride
PEPPSI-IPent Catalyst PEPPSI-IPr Catalyst PEPPSI-SIPr Catalyst Phosphorus Pentoxide
Phosphorus(III) Chloride Phosphorus(V) Chloride Potassium 2-Ethylhexanoate Potassium Nitrate
Potassium Perruthenate(VII) Pyrolytic Graphite Ruthenium Acetylacetonate Ruthenium on Activated Charcoal Catalyst
Ruthenium(VIII) Oxide Silicon Carbide Nanoparticle Dispersion Silicon Carbide Nanoparticles Silicon Sulfide
Silicon Sulfide Sputtering Target Silver Benzoate Silver Copper Alloy Silver Nickel
Silver Oxalate Silver Permanganate Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate Sodium Phosphate Dibasic Dihydrate
Strontium Ferrite Tantalum Nitride Tantalum Oxide Powder Telluric Acid
Telluric Acid Dihydrate Tetracobalt Dodecacarbonyl Tetraphenylgermane Tin(II) 2-Ethylhexanoate
Tin(II) 2-Ethylhexanoate Diisopropoxide Tin(IV) Isopropoxide Tin(IV) Oxide Nanoparticle Dispersion Tin(IV) Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder
Tin(IV) Selenide Titanium Carbide Titanium(IV) Ethoxide Triethoxyvinylsilane
Triisopropylantimony Tris(triphenylphosphine)rhodium(I) Chloride Vinylmagnesium Bromide Solution Vinylmagnesium Chloride Solution
Vitreous Carbon Sponge Yttrium Nitrate Yttrium Oxide Nanoparticle Dispersion Yttrium Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder
Yttrium Oxide Powder Yttrium Powder Yttrium Stabilized Zirconia Granule Yttrium(III) Nitrate Hydrate
Zinc Isopropoxide Zinc Nitrate Hexahydrate Zinc Nitrate Tetrahydrate Zinc Oxide Powder
Zinc Phosphide Zirconium Metal Zirconium Oxide Zirconium Tungstate