Evidence for the adsorption of molecules at special sites located at copper/zinc oxide interfaces. Part 3. -- Fourier-transform infrared study of methyl formate 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 3. -- Fourier-transform infrared study of methyl formate adsorption on reduced and oxidised Cu/ZnO/SiO2 catalysts. Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions, 88(23), pp. 3497-3503.
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FTIR spectra are reported of methyl formate adsorbed at 295 K on ZnO/SiO2, reduced Cu/ZnO/SiO2 and on Cu/ZnO/SiO2 which had been preoxidised by exposure to nitrous oxide. Methyl formate on ZnO/SiO2 gave adsorbed zinc formate species and strongly physisorbed molecular methanol on silica. The comparable reaction of methyl formate with reduced Cu/ZnO/SiO2 catalyst produced bridging formate species on copper and a diminished quantity of zinc formate relative to that formed on ZnO/SiO2 catalyst. This effect is explained in terms of site blockage on the ZnO surface by small copper clusters. Addition of methyl formate to a reoxidised Cu/ZnO/SiO2 catalyst produced a considerably greater amount of formate species on zinc oxide and methoxy groups on copper were detected. The increase in concentration of zinc formate species was rationalised in terms of rearrangement of unidentate copper formate species to become bonded to copper and zinc oxide sites located at the interface between these two components.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||catalyst, methyl formate, copper, infrared, methanol synthesis|
|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|
|Deposited On:||21 Aug 2013 23:06|
|Last Modified:||21 Aug 2013 23:37|
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