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Web Date: September 5, 2014

Water’s Role In Key Oxidation Revealed

Catalysis: Water found to provide active sites for carbon monoxide oxidation on catalytic surface
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, gold, titantium dioxide, oxidation, catalyst

The detailed molecular steps that occur when carbon monoxide is oxidized to carbon dioxide on a catalytic gold-titanium dioxide surface have for years been uncertain and controversial, despite intense study.

A collaborative team in Texas has used a combination of experiment and theory to determine, for the first time, exactly how the reaction works and the key role water plays in it (Science 2014, DOI: 10.1126/science.1256018). The findings help clarify earlier but less comprehensive work, . . .

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