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Title: Constructing hierarchical interfaces: TiO 2-supported PtFe-FeO x nanowires for room temperature CO oxidation

This is a report of a facile approach to constructing catalytic active hierarchical interfaces in one-dimensional (1D) nanostructure, exemplified by the synthesis of TiO 2-supported PtFe–FeO x nanowires (NWs). The hierarchical interface, constituting atomic level interactions between PtFe and FeO x within each NW and the interactions between NWs and support (TiO 2), enables CO oxidation with 100% conversion at room temperature. We identify the role of the two interfaces by probing the CO oxidation reaction with isotopic labeling experiments. Both the oxygen atoms (Os) in FeO x and TiO 2 participate in the initial CO oxidation, facilitating the reaction through a redox pathway. Moreover, the intact 1D structure leads to the high stability of the catalyst. After 30 h in the reaction stream, the PtFe–FeO x/TiO2 catalyst exhibits no activity decay. These results provide a general approach and new insights into the construction of hierarchical interfaces for advanced catalysis.
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  3. Zhejiang Univ. of Technology, Zhejiang (China)
  4. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  5. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0002-7863
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725; SC00112704
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 137; Journal Issue: 32; Journal ID: ISSN 0002-7863
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; Co oxidation; TiO2; hierarchical interface; Center for Functional Nanomaterials
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1226071