OE21 Hydrodesulfurization on Ru and Pt Clusters: Elementary Steps and Effects of Surface Coordination and Cluster Size on Reactivity

Tuesday, June 7, 2011: 11:00 AM
Ambassador Ballroom 2 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Huamin Wang, Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA and Enrique Iglesia, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Sulfur vacancies on Ru and Pt cluster surfaces are required for kinetically-relevant steps involving desulfurization and hydrogenation of thiophene. Turnover rates are greater on larger clusters and on Pt than Ru metal surfaces.

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