P-We-45 Theoretical Investigation of the Three-Phase Boundary of Ceria (111) Supported Platinum Clusters for the Water-Gas Shift Reaction

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Sara Aranifard1, Salai Cheetu Ammal2 and Andreas Heyden2, (1)Chemical Engineering Department, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, (2)Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Ceria supported Pt clusters exhibit excellent activity and selectivity for various industrially important reactions such as the water-gas shift (WGS), CO oxidation, and propylene epoxidation.  In this paper, we investigate the structure and reducibility of the three-phase boundary of ceria (111) supported Pt clusters under experimental WGS conditions.

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