Tuning reactivity and selectivity for olefin oxidation through local O bonding on au

Byoung Koun Min, Xingyi Deng, Xiaoying Liu, Cynthia M. Friend, Ali Reza Alemozafar

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Abstract

The reactivity and selectivity for the oxidation of propene and acrolein on oxidized Au nanoparticles on Au (111) depend on the local bonding, the particle size, and the degree of order. The local bonding of O and the particle size distribution and order are controlled by the rate and temperature for oxygen deposition using ozone, which forms O-containing gold particles on the surface. On small, disordered particles, oxygen is bound in sites with local threefold coordination, based on measured vibrational energies. The O on these small disordered nanoclusters, formed by O3 decomposition on Au (111) at 200 K, is highly reactive and yields partial oxidation products of propene, for example, acrolein and acrylic acid. In contrast, atomic oxygen present in ordered 2D islands formed at 400 K is relatively unreactive and only produces CO2 and H2O. All pathways involve initial C-H activation. These results indicate that local bonding of O is an important factor to consider in understanding the effect of particle size in gold-based catalysis involving hydrocarbons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-121
Number of pages6
JournalChemCatChem
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug 24

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Alkenes
alkenes
Olefins
Acrolein
reactivity
Tuning
selectivity
tuning
Oxygen
Gold
Oxidation
oxidation
Propylene
Particle size
oxygen
Nanoclusters
Ozone
gold
Hydrocarbons
Particle size analysis

Keywords

  • Alkenes
  • Density functional calculations
  • Gold
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Oxidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Catalysis

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Min, B. K., Deng, X., Liu, X., Friend, C. M., & Alemozafar, A. R. (2009). Tuning reactivity and selectivity for olefin oxidation through local O bonding on au. ChemCatChem, 1(1), 116-121. https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.200900101

Tuning reactivity and selectivity for olefin oxidation through local O bonding on au. / Min, Byoung Koun; Deng, Xingyi; Liu, Xiaoying; Friend, Cynthia M.; Alemozafar, Ali Reza.

In: ChemCatChem, Vol. 1, No. 1, 24.08.2009, p. 116-121.

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Min, BK, Deng, X, Liu, X, Friend, CM & Alemozafar, AR 2009, 'Tuning reactivity and selectivity for olefin oxidation through local O bonding on au', ChemCatChem, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 116-121. https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.200900101
Min, Byoung Koun ; Deng, Xingyi ; Liu, Xiaoying ; Friend, Cynthia M. ; Alemozafar, Ali Reza. / Tuning reactivity and selectivity for olefin oxidation through local O bonding on au. In: ChemCatChem. 2009 ; Vol. 1, No. 1. pp. 116-121.
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