OF49 Design of an Operando Transmission Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Reactor and Its Application to Steady State Isotopic Transient Kinetic Analysis of the Water Gas Shift (WGS) Reaction over Supported Au Nanoparticles

Thursday, June 9, 2011: 8:00 AM
Ambassador Ballroom 3 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Jun Wang1, Vincent F. Kispersky1, Mayank Shekhar1, W. Damion Williams1, Wen-Sheng Lee1, Jeffrey T. Miller2, W. Nicholas Delgass1 and Fabio H. Ribeiro1, (1)Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, (2)Chemical Science and Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
A new, inexpensive transmission-IR cell capable of transient isotope and operando experiments is demonstrated. Operando-IR characterization of Au/TiO2 and Au/Al2O3 shows that WGS rates correlate with CO adsorbed on Au0. SSITKA on Au/TiO2 and Au/Al2O3 shows that molar fraction of surface active intermediates is 0.41 mol.%Au and 0.1 mol.%Au, respectively.

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