Density Functional Study on the Mechanism of CO Oxidation with Activated Water on O/Au(111) Surface
2009 (English)In: Chinese Science Bulletin, ISSN 1001-6538, E-ISSN 1861-9541, Vol. 54, no 11, 1973-1977 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
With density functional theory, the mechanism of water-enhanced CO oxidation on oxygen pre-covered Au (111) surface is theoretically studied. First, water is activated by the pre-covered oxygen atom and dissociates to OHads group. Then, OHads reacts with COads to form chemisorbed HOCOads. Finally, with the aid of water, HOCO ads dissociates to CO2. The whole process can be described as 1/2H2O ads + H2Oads + 1/2O ads + COads → H3Oads + CO 2, gas. One CO2 is formed with only 1/2 pre-covered oxygen atom. That is why more CO2 is observed when water is present on oxygen pre-covered Au (111) surface. Activation energy of each elementary step is low enough to allow the reaction to proceed at low temperature
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 54, no 11, 1973-1977 p.
Au(111) surface; CO oxidation; Density functional theory; Reaction mechanism; Water activated
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-10321DOI: 10.1007/s11434-009-0057-yISI: 000266582000025ScopusID: 2-s2.0-67049086580OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-10321DiVA: diva2:214726
QC 201008192009-05-062009-05-062012-03-21Bibliographically approved