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Title: Reactivity and reaction intermediates for acetic acid adsorbed on CeO 2(111)

Adsorption and reaction of acetic acid on a CeO 2(1 1 1) surface was studied by a combination of ultra-highvacuum based methods including temperature desorption spectroscopy (TPD), soft X-ray photoelectronspectroscopy (sXPS), near edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy (NEXAFS) and reflection absorption IRspectroscopy (RAIRS), together with density functional theory (DFT) calculations. TPD shows that thedesorption products are strongly dependent upon the initial oxidation state of the CeO 2 surface, includingselectivity between acetone and acetaldehyde products. The combination of sXPS and NEXAFS demon-strate that acetate forms upon adsorption at low temperature and is stable to above 500 K, above whichpoint ketene, acetone and acetic acid desorb. Furthermore, DFT and RAIRS show that below 500 K, bridge bondedacetate coexists with a moiety formed by adsorption of an acetate at an oxygen vacancy, formed bywater desorption.
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States)
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Journal Name:
Catalysis Today
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 253; Journal ID: ISSN 0920-5861
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; CeO2(111); acetic acid; ketonization; vacancies; TPD; sXPS; NEXAFS; DFT; oxide catalysis; surface chemistry; acetic acid adsorption