Institute of Functional Interfaces

The interaction of carbon monoxide with clean and surface-modified zinc oxide nanoparticles: A UHV-FTIRS study

  • chair:

    Noei, H. / Wöll, C. / Muhler, M. / Wang, Y. (2011)

  • place:

    Appl. Catalysis A, General, 391 (2011), 1-2, 31-35

  • Date: 2011
  • Noei, H. / Wöll, C. / Muhler, M. / Wang, Y. (2011): „The interaction of carbon monoxide with clean and surface-modified zinc oxide nanoparticles: A UHV-FTIRS study“. In: Appl. Catalysis A, General, 391 (2011), 1-2, 31-35

Abstract

The interaction of CO with differently modified polycrystalline ZnO has been studied by FTIR spectroscopy under ultrahigh vacuum conditions (UHV-FTIRS). After exposing the clean, adsorbate-free ZnO nanoparticles to CO at 110 K we observe an intense vibrational band at 2187 cm−1 which is assigned to a majority of CO species bound to the Zn2+ sites on the mixed-terminated ZnO surface.

After the exposure of CO2-pretreated ZnO nanoparticles to CO at 110 K, a new CO band is observed at 2215 cm−1, which originates from CO species adsorbed on the “free” Zn sites embedded within the (2 × 1) tridentate carbonate structure on the ZnO surface. UHV-FTIRS data recorded at different sample temperatures demonstrate that the binding energy of CO on polycrystalline ZnO is substantially increased in the presence of pre-adsorbed CO2. The presence of hydroxyl species on the ZnO powder particles does not lead to substantial changes of the CO vibrational bands detected at 110 K under UHV conditions.

 

 

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