A fourier-transform infrared study of CO2 and CO2/H2 interactions with caesium-doped copper catalysts

Millar, Graeme J., Rochester, Colin H., & Waugh, Kenneth C. (1996) A fourier-transform infrared study of CO2 and CO2/H2 interactions with caesium-doped copper catalysts. Topics in Catalysis, 3(1-2), pp. 103-114.

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FTIR spectra are reported of CO2 and COi/Hi on a silica-supported caesium-doped copper catalyst. Adsorption of COj on a "caesium"/silica surface resulted in the formation of COj and complexed CO species. Exposure of CO2 to' a caesium-doped reduced copper catalyst produced not only these species but also two forms of adsorbed carboxylate giving bands at 1550, 1510, 1365 and 1345 cm"1. Reaction of carboxylate species with hydrogen at 388 K gave formate species on copper and caesium oxide in addition to methoxy groups associated with caesium oxide. Methoxy species were not detected on undoped copper catalyst suggesting that caesium may be a promoter for the methanol synthesis reaction. Methanol decomposition on a caesium-doped copper catalyst produced a small number of formate species on copper and caesium oxide. Methoxy groups on caesium oxide decomposed to CO and U.2, and subsequent reaction between CO and adsorbed oxygen resulted in carboxylate formation. Methoxy species located at interfacial sites appeared to exhibit unusual adsorption properties.

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ID Code: 62051
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: copper, catalyst, caesium, carbon dioxide, methanol synthesis
DOI: 10.1007/BF02431180
ISSN: 1022-5528
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
Deposited On: 26 Aug 2013 00:32
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2013 00:32

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