Institute of Functional Interfaces

CO2 Activation by ZnO through the Formation of an Unusual Tridentate Surface Carbonate

  • chair: Wang, Y. / Kováčik, R. / Meyer, B. / Kotsis, K. / Stodt, D. / Staemmler, V. / Qiu, H. / Traeger, F. / Langenberg, D. / Muhler, M. / Wöll, Ch. (2007)

  • place: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 46 (2007), 5624-5627

  • Date: 2007
  • Wang, Y. / Kováčik, R. / Meyer, B. / Kotsis, K. / Stodt, D. / Staemmler, V. / Qiu, H. / Traeger, F. / Langenberg, D. / Muhler, M. / Wöll, Ch. (2007): "CO2 Activation by ZnO through the Formation of an Unusual Tridentate Surface Carbonate". In: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 46 (2007), 5624-5627

Abstract

Greenhouse gas “al dente”: Exposure of the nonpolar ZnO(100) surface to CO2 at 95 K leads to the formation of an unusual tridentate carbonate species (see picture; C green, O red, Zn gray). Use of several experimental techniques (for example, high-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (HREELS)) and theoretical calculations provides insight into the activation of CO2 on the surface.

 

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