Infrared study of the adsorption of formic acid on silica-supported copper and oxidised copper catalysts

Millar, Graeme J., Rochester, Colin H., & Waugh, Kenneth C. (1991) Infrared study of the adsorption of formic acid on silica-supported copper and oxidised copper catalysts. Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions, 87(9), pp. 1491-1496.

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Infrared spectra are reported of formic acid adsorbed at 300 K on a reduced copper catalyst (Cu/SiO2) and a copper surface which had been oxidised by exposure to nitrous oxide. Formic acid was weakly adsorbed on the silica support. Ligation of formic acid to the copper surface occurred only on the reduced catalyst. Dissociative adsorption resulted in the formation of unidentate formate on the oxidised catalyst. The presence of reduced copper metal instigated a rapid reorientation to a bidentate formate species.

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ID Code: 61970
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: catalyst, infrared, copper, formic acid
DOI: 10.1039/FT9918701491
ISSN: 0368-1769
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Catalysis and Mechanisms of Reactions (030601)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1991 Royal Society of Chemistry
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Deposited On: 21 Aug 2013 23:02
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2013 23:54

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