Dissociation and oxidation of methanol on Cu(110)

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Ammon C, Bayer A, Held G, Richter B, Schmidt T, Steinrück HP
Journal: Surface Science
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2002
Volume: 507-510
Pages range: 845-850
ISSN: 0039-6028


We have studied the dissociation and oxidation of methanol on the pure and oxygen-precovered Cu(1 1 0) surface using high resolution X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (HRXPS) which allows the identification and quantification of reaction intermediates after various annealing steps while they are still on the surface. At 100 K methanol adsorbs molecularly on the clean Cu(1 1 0) surface. Successive annealing causes dissociation into methoxy and formaldehyde around 200 K before eventually all molecular species desorb from the surface. On the oxygen-precovered surface (0.25 ML O) methanol is oxidized on the expense of the preadsorbed oxygen. The analysis of the HRXPS data shows that there are at least three intermediate molecular species present on the surface, most likely methoxy, formaldehyde, and formate. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Bayer, Andreas Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II
Steinrück, Hans-Peter Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II

External institutions with authors

Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (FHI)
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

How to cite

Ammon, C., Bayer, A., Held, G., Richter, B., Schmidt, T., & Steinrück, H.-P. (2002). Dissociation and oxidation of methanol on Cu(110). Surface Science, 507-510, 845-850. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0039-6028(02)01361-4

Ammon, Christian, et al. "Dissociation and oxidation of methanol on Cu(110)." Surface Science 507-510 (2002): 845-850.


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