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ID: 712380.0, MPI für bioanorganische Chemie / MPI für bioanorganische Chemie
Nature of the N-Pd Interaction in Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanotube Catalysts
Authors:Arrigo, Rosa; Schuster, Manfred E.; Xie, Zailai; Yi, Youngmi; Wowsnick, Gregor; Sun, Li L.; Hermann, Klaus E.; Friedrich, Matthias; Kast, Patrick; Hävecker, Michael; Knop-Gericke, Axel; Schlögl, Robert
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2015
Title of Journal:ACS Catalysis
Journal Abbrev.:ACS Catal.
Issue / Number:5
Start Page:2740
End Page:2753
Review Status:Internal review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:In this work, the geometric and electronic structure of N species in N-doped carbon nanotubes (NCNTs) is derived by X-ray photoemission (XPS) and absorption spectroscopy (NEXAFS) of the N Is core excitation. Substitutional N species in pyridine-like configuration and another form of N with higher thermal stability are found in NCNTs. The structural configuration of the high thermally stable N species, in the literature often referred to as graphitic N, is assessed in this work by a combined theoretical and experimental study as a 3-fold substitutional N species in an NCNT basic structural unit (BSU). Furthermore, the nature of the interaction of those N species with a Pd metal center immobilized onto NCNTs is of sigma-type donation from the filled pi-orbital of the N atom to the empty d-orbital of the Pd atom and a pi back-donation from the filled Pd atomic d-orbital to the pi* antibonding orbital of the N atom. We have found that the interaction of pyridine N with Pd is characterized by a charge transfer typical of a covalent chemical bond with partial ionic character, consistent with the chemical shift observed in the Pd 3d core level of divalent Pd. Graphitic N sites interact with Pd by a covalent bond without any charge redistribution. In this case, the electronic state of the Pd corresponds to metallic Pd nanoparticles electronically modified by the interaction with the support. The catalytic reactivity of these samples in hydrogenation, CO oxidation, and oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) allowed clarifying some aspects of the metal carbon support interaction in catalysis.
Comment of the Author/Creator:Date: 2015, MAY 2015
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Version Comment:Automatic journal name synchronization
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für bioanorganische Chemie
External Affiliations:[Schuster, M.E.; Xie, Z.; Yi,Y.; Wowsnick,G.;Sun, L.L.; Hermann, K.E.; Friedrich, M.; Kast,P.; Knop-Gericke,A.;]Max Planck Gesell, Fritz Haber Inst, Dept Inorgan Chem, D-14195 Berlin, Germany.
[ Hävecker,M.; ]Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin Mat & Energie, D-12489 Berlin, Germany.
Identifiers:ISI:000354012200008 [ID No:1]
ISSN:2155-5435 [ID No:2]
DOI:10.1021/acscatal.5b00094 [ID No:3]
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