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Interface species and effect of hydrogen on their amount in the CO oxidation on Au/ZnO

Authors
Journal
Applied Catalysis B Environmental
0926-3373
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
52
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2004.04.011
Keywords
  • Gold
  • Zinc Oxide
  • Ftir
  • Co Adsorption
  • Co Oxidation
  • Co Oxidation In The Presence Of H2
  • Interface Species

Abstract

Abstract A FTIR study of the CO oxidation on Au/ZnO from 90 to 300 K in the absence and in the presence of hydrogen has been performed. An insight on the origin of deactivation during CO oxidation at room temperature and on the regeneration effect of hydrogen is given. FTIR spectra show that at 90 K only carbonylic species on the metallic particles and on the support cations are produced. Carbonates and/or carbonyls at the interface between the metal and the oxide are produced by increasing the temperature from 90 to 300 K. The presence of hydrogen in the mixture inhibits in some extent the formation of transient intermediates and of stable carbonates adsorbed on the support. The amount of stable species at the interface is reduced as a consequence of the lowered basicity of the reactive oxygen species at the borderline between the metal and the oxide.

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