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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 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