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Activation Energies of the Electrooxidation of Formic Acid on Pt(100)

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Autor(es):
Angelucci, Camilo A. [1, 2] ; Varela, Hamilton [3] ; Herrero, Enrique [1] ; Feliu, Juan M. [1]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Alicante, Inst Electroquim, E-03080 Alicante - Spain
[2] Univ Fed Sergipe, Dept Quim, BR-49100000 Aracaju, SE - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim Sao Carlos, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of Physical Chemistry C; v. 113, n. 43, p. 18835-18841, OCT 29 2009.
Citações Web of Science: 26
Resumo

The electrooxidation of small organic molecules on platinum surfaces usually involves different structure-dependent steps that include adsorption and desorption of various species and multiple reaction pathways. Because temperature plays a decisive role on each individual step, understanding its global influence on the reaction mechanism is often a difficult task, especially when the system is studied under far from equilibrium conditions in the presence of kinetic instabilities. Aiming at contributing to unravel this problem, herein, we report an experimental study of the role played by temperature on the electrooxidation of formic acid on a Pt(100) electrode. The system was investigated under both close and far from equilibrium conditions, and apparent activation energies were estimated using different strategies. Overall, comparable activation energies were estimated under oscillatory and quasi-stationary conditions, at high potentials. At low potentials, the poisoning process associated with the formic acid dehydration step presented a negligible dependence with temperature and, therefore, zero activation energy. On the basis of our experimental findings, we suggest that formic acid dehydration is the main, but maybe not the unique, step that differentiates the temperature dependence of the oscillatory electrooxidation of formic acid on Pt(100) with that on polycrystalline platinum. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 04/04528-0 - Auto-organização dinâmica na interface sólido-líquido
Beneficiário:Hamilton Brandão Varela de Albuquerque
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Apoio a Jovens Pesquisadores