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The role of the cationic Pt sites in the adsorption properties of water and ethanol on the Pt-4/Pt(111) and Pt-4/CeO2(111) substrates: A density functional theory investigation

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Autor(es):
Seminovski, Yohanna ; Tereshchuk, Polina ; Kiejna, Adam ; Da Silva, Juarez L. F.
Número total de Autores: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of Chemical Physics; v. 145, n. 12 SEP 28 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 6
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Finite site platinum particles, Pt-n, supported on reduced or unreduced cerium oxide surfaces, i.e., CeO2-x(111) (0 < x < 1/2), have been employed and studied as catalysts for a wide range of applications, which includes hydrogen production using the ethanol steam reforming processes. Our atomic-level understanding of the interaction of Pt with CeO2-x has been improved in the last years; however, the identification of the active sites on the Pt-n/CeO2-x(111) substrates is still far from complete. In this work, we applied density functional theory based calculations with the addition of the on-site Coulomb interactions (DFT+ U) for the investigation of the active sites and the role of the Pt oxidation state on the adsorption properties of water and ethanol (probe molecules) on four selected substrates, namely, Pt(111), Pt-4/Pt(111), CeO2(111), and Pt-4/CeO2(111). Our results show that water and ethanol preferentially bind in the cationic sites of the base of the tetrahedron Pt4 cluster instead of the anionic lower-coordinated Pt atoms located on the cluster-top or in the surface Ce (cationic) and O (anionic) sites. The presence of the Pt-4 cluster contributes to increase the adsorption energy of both molecules on Pt(111) and CeO2(111) surfaces; however, its magnitude increases less for the case of Pt-4/CeO2(111). Thus, the cationic Pt sites play a crucial role in the adsorption properties of water and ethanol. Both water and ethanol bind to on-top sites via the O atom and adopt parallel and perpendicular configurations on the Pt(111) and CeO2(111) substrates, respectively, while their orientation is changed once the Pt-4 cluster is involved, favoring H binding with the surface sites. Published by AIP Publishing. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 14/02213-4 - Uma investigação utilizando a teoria do funcional da densidade da interação entre água e etanol com clusters de metais de transição depositados sobre supercies de CeO2(111)
Beneficiário:Yohanna Seminóvski Pérez
Modalidade de apoio: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado