Coadsorbed H and CO interaction on platinum

Tanglaw Roman, Hiroshi Nakanishi, Hideaki Kasai

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The behavior of hydrogen near a platinum-surface-adsorbed carbon monoxide molecule is described using a potential energy term constructed from density functional theory. A clear nonattractive interaction of hydrogen with CO is confirmed, most notably with oxygen, which retains its strong H-repulsive traits in the Pt-bound CO case. Inhibiting effects of CO greater than what is expected from simple adsorption site exclusion are discussed with regard to adsorption/desorption and mobility on platinum, as well as possibilities of COH and HCO formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6052-6057
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes


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