P-Mo-B-153 Mechanism of Water-Assisted CO Oxidation over Au/TiO2 Catalysts

Monday, June 15, 2015
Ballroom B (Lawrence Convention Center)
Hieu Doan1, Johnny Saavedra2, Christopher J. Pursell2, Bert Chandler2 and Lars Grabow1, (1)University of Houston, USA, (2)Trinity University, USA.
We present a combined experimental and computational study that clearly defines the mechanistic roles of water, surface hydroxyls, and the metal-support interface in CO oxidation over Au/TiO2 catalysts. Water is shown to facilitate the reaction by proton donation. Our results provide a fresh framework to interpret existing literature observations.

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