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The surface science approach for understanding reactions on oxide powders: the importance of IR spectroscopy

  • Autor:

    Xu, M. / Noei, H. / Fink, K. / Muhler, M. / Wang, Y. / Wöll, C. (2012)

  • Quelle:

    Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 19 (2012), 51, 4731-4734

  • Datum: 2012
  • Xu, M. / Noei, H. / Fink, K. / Muhler, M. / Wang, Y. / Wöll, C. (2012): „The surface science approach for understanding reactions on oxide powders: the importance of IR spectroscopy“. In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 19 (2012), 51, 4731-4734

Abstract

Chemistry at defects: The concentration of defect sites at rutile TiO2 (r-TiO2) surfaces of both single crystals and powder particles was determined by UHV-FTIR spectroscopy using CO as a probe molecule (see picture). The potential of this novel approach is demonstrated by unraveling the mechanism of reductive coupling of formaldehyde to give ethylene.

 

 

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