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Title

Low-temperature catalytic NO reduction with CO by subnanometric Pt clusters

AuthorsFernandez, Estefanía; Liu, Lichen; Boronat, Mercedes; Arenal, Raul; Concepción, Patricia; Corma, Avelino
KeywordsSingle atoms
Subnanometric metal clusters
Platinum
DFT calculations
Issue Date2019
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
CitationACS Catalysis 9(12): 11530-11541 (2019)
AbstractThe catalytic subnanometric metal clusters with a few atoms can be regarded as an intermediate state between single atoms and metal nanoparticles (>1 nm). Their molecule-like electronic structures and flexible geometric structures bring rich chemistry and also a different catalytic behavior, in comparison with the single-atom or nanoparticulate counterparts. In this work, by combination of operando IR spectroscopy techniques and electronic structure calculations, we will show a comparative study on Pt catalysts for CO + NO reaction at a very low temperature range (140–200 K). It has been found that single Pt atoms immobilized on MCM-22 zeolite are not stable under reaction conditions and agglomerate into Pt nanoclusters and particles, which are the working active sites for CO + NO reaction. In the case of the catalyst containing Pt nanoparticles (∼2 nm), the oxidation of CO to CO2 occurs in a much lower extension, and Pt nanoparticles become poisoned under reaction conditions because of a strong interaction with CO and NO. Therefore, only subnanometric Pt clusters allow NO dissociation at a low temperature and CO oxidation to occur well on the surface, while CO interaction is weak enough to avoid catalyst poisoning, resulting in a good balance to achieve enhanced catalytic performance.
Publisher version (URL)https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.9b03207
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/207778
DOI10.1021/acscatal.9b03207
E-ISSN2155-5435
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