OA20 The Kinetic Consequences of Oxygen Chemical Potential in Methane Oxidation Reactions on Group VIII Metal Clusters

Tuesday, June 7, 2011: 11:00 AM
Cabot Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Ya-Huei (Cathy) Chin1, Corneliu Buda2, Mónica García-Diéguez1, Matthew Neurock3 and Enrique Iglesia1, (1)Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, (2)Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, (3)Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Rigorous kinetic and isotopic studies combined with ab-initio simulations led to molecular-level insights about the methane reforming and oxidation reactions. These reactions involve the same sequence of elementary steps but with kinetic behavior, structure sensitivity, and periodic trends that depend on the oxygen chemical potentials prevalent at metal cluster surfaces.

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