Pd and Pt supported on glass fiber materials with developed porosity and high sp. surface areas were studied in total propane oxidn. The reaction was carried out in recycling reactor and the kinetic parameters were detd. under different reaction conditions in the temp. range 200-500 DegC. Pt catalysts were seen to be more active than Pd for the same metal loading on identical support. Catalytic activity was seen to depend on support compn. The highest activity was obsd. on Pt supported on glass fiber modified by titania, demonstrating the ignition temps. around 200 DegC. The catalyst surface morphol. and surface dispersion of active metal were characterized by high-resoln. electron microscopy. [on SciFinder (R)]