Evidence for the adsorption of molecules at special sites located at copper/zinc oxide interfaces: Part 1. -- A Fourier-transform infrared study of formic acid and formaldehyde adsorption on reduced and oxidised Cu/ZnO/SiO2 catalysts

Millar, Graeme J., Rochester, Colin H., & Waugh, Kenneth C. (1992) Evidence for the adsorption of molecules at special sites located at copper/zinc oxide interfaces: Part 1. -- A Fourier-transform infrared study of formic acid and formaldehyde adsorption on reduced and oxidised Cu/ZnO/SiO2 catalysts. Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions, 88(7), pp. 1033-1039.

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Abstract

Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectra are reported of formic acid and formaldehyde on ZnO/SiO2, reduced Cu/ZnO/SiO2 and reoxidised Cu/ZnO/SiO2 catalyst. Formic acid adsorption on ZnO/SiO2 produced mainly bidentate zinc formate species with a lesser quantity of unidentate zinc formate. Formic acid on reduced Cu/ZnO/SiO2 catalyst resulted not only in the formation of bridging copper formate structures but also in an enhanced amount of formate relative to that for ZnO/SiO2 catalyst. Formic acid on reoxidised Cu/ZnO/SiO2 gave unidentate formate species on copper in addition to zinc formate moieties.

The interaction of formaldehyde with ZnO/SiO2 catalyst resulted in the formation of zinc formate species. The same reaction on reduced Cu/ZnO/SiO2 catalyst gave bridging formate on copper and a remarkable increase in the quantity of formate species associated with the zinc oxide. Adsorption of formaldehyde on a reoxidised Cu/ZnO/SiO2 catalyst produced bridging copper formate and again an apparent increase in the concentration of zinc formate species. An explanation in terms of the adsorption of molecules at special sites located at the interface between copper and zinc oxide is given.

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ID Code: 61976
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: copper, catalyst, methanol, infrared
DOI: 10.1039/FT9928801033
ISSN: 1364-5455
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 1992 Please consult the authors
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Last Modified: 21 Aug 2013 23:40

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