P-Tu-7 Theoretical and Experimental Study of Glycolaldehyde Reaction Pathways on Ni/Pt(111) and Ni/WC Surfaces

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Weiting Yu1, Mark A. Barteau2 and Jingguang G. Chen1, (1)Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, (2)Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
In this work we investigated the reaction pathways of glycolaldehyde (HOCH2CH=O), which contains both –OH and –C=O functionalities similar to biomass derived molecules, to produce syngas. Glycolaldehyde was studied on Ni/Pt(111) and Ni/WC surfaces using both density functional theory (DFT) calculations and temperature programmed desorption (TPD) experiments.

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