Structure and reactivity of model cluster-derived PtFe/SiO2 catalysts

Michael D. Amiridis, Attilio Sianil, Oleg S. Alexeev, Burjor Captain, Richard D. Adams

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Supported bimetallic catalysts are widely used in large-scale applications. The limited understanding of the nature of the bimetallic interactions contribute to the difficulty of preparation of stable, highly dispersed, and well-defined bimetallic structures by conventional preparation techniques. Organometallic chemistry provides opportunities to prepare supported catalysts with maximized bimetallic interactions. The goal of this work was to prepare and characterize SiO2-supported Pt-Fe catalysts starting from [Pt5Fe2(COD)2(CO)12], a precursor in which the Pt and Fe are bonded to each other. TPD, EXAFS, and FTIR were used to characterize the surface species after the interaction of [Pt5Fe2(COD)2(CO)12] with SiO2 and to monitor the decarbonylation process that was intended to give highly dispersed and nearly uniform Ptf{Fe clusters. The activity of such species was evaluated for the CO oxidation in presence and absence of H2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication233rd ACS National Meeting, Abstracts of Scientific Papers
StatePublished - Dec 28 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event233rd ACS National Meeting - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Mar 25 2007Mar 29 2007

Publication series

NameACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
ISSN (Print)0065-7727


Other233rd ACS National Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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