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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
Boric Acid 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 Carbonate Sputtering Target 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 Indium(III) Nitrate Pentahydrate Indium(III) Nitrate Trihydrate 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 Borate Sputtering Target 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 Strontium Ferrite Sputtering Target 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 Tin(IV) Selenide Sputtering Target
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 Zirconium Tungstate Sputtering Target