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In Situ Real-Time Diffuse Reflection Infrared Fourier Transform Spectroscopy (DRIFTS) Study of Hydrogen Adsorption and Desorption on Ir/SiO2 Catalyst

Volume 66, Number 5 (May 2012) Page 600-605

GENGSHEN HU,* LIN ZHU, AIPING JIA, XIN HU, GUANQUN XIE, JIQING LU, and MENGFEI LUO


The adsorption and desorption of hydrogen on Ir/SiO2 catalyst were studied by using in situ diffuse reflection infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFTS) combined with curve-fitting analysis. The results indicate that there are three different surface species formed on the catalyst that correspond to the peaks at 1950, 2010, and 2035 cm−1, respectively, when exposed in H2 flow at 130 °C. These surface species display different adsorption and desorption trends. Surface hydride forms after the catalyst is cooled to 80 °C and it disappears after the catalyst is heated to 130 °C again. This study may help us understand the interaction between hydrogen and noble metals and thus give more insights to heterogeneous catalytic mechanism involving hydrogen and hydrogen storage using metal materials.



Index Headings: Hydrogen adsorption; Desorption; Hydride; In situ measurements; Diffuse reflection infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy; DRIFTS.