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Title:Synthesis of a Cu/ZnO Nanocomposite by Electroless Plating for the Catalytic Conversion of CO2 to Methanol
Authors:ID Pori, Maja, Kemijski inštitut Ljubljana (Author)
ID Arčon, Iztok, UNG (Author)
ID Lašič Jurković, Damjan (Author)
ID Marinšek, Marjan, Univerza v Ljubljani (Author)
ID Dražić, Goran, Kemijski inštitut Ljubljana (Author)
ID Likozar, Blaž, Kemijski inštitut Ljubljana (Author)
ID Crnjak Orel, Zorica, Kemijski inštitut Ljubljana (Author)
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Language:English
Work type:Not categorized
Typology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:The process of methanol synthesis based on the hydrogenation of CO2 was investigated over binary Cu/ZnO catalyst materials, prepared by applying a novel electroless plating fabrication method. The activity of the produced catalytic samples was determined at temperature range between 200 and 300 °C and the feedstock conversion data were supplemented with a detailed microstructure analysis using high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and Cu and Zn K-edge, X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) measurements and extended X-ray absorption fine-structure (EXAFS) measurements. It was confirmed that the disorder in the Cu crystallites created unique geometrical situations, which acted as the additional reactive centres for the adsorption of the reactant molecule species. Copper and zinc structural synergy (spill-over) was also demonstrated as being crucial for the carbon dioxide’s activation. EXAFS and XANES results provide strong evidence for surface alloying between copper and zinc and thus the present results demonstrate new approach applicable for explaining metal–support interactions.
Keywords:EXAFS, CuZn alloy, Spillover mechanism, CO2 valorization, Electroless deposition method, Heterogeneous catalysis
Publication version:Version of Record
Year of publishing:2019
Number of pages:1427-1439
Numbering:149, 5
PID:20.500.12556/RUNG-4469-4004e361-3785-29fd-11be-1d7e64310300 New window
COBISS.SI-ID:5371899 New window
DOI:10.1007/s10562-019-02717-7 New window
NUK URN:URN:SI:UNG:REP:EH9WGCYR
Publication date in RUNG:12.04.2019
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Title:Catalysis Letters
Year of publishing:2019

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