Title: Catalytic role of metal oxides in gold-based catalysts: A first principles study of CO oxidation on TiO2 supported Au
Author(s): Liu Z.P., Gong X.Q., Kohanoff J., Sanchez C., Hu P.
Physical Review Letters, 91, No. 26, Art. No. 266102 (DEC 31 2003)
CO oxidation on TiO2 supported Au has been studied using density functional theory calculations. Important catalytic roles of the oxide have been identified: (i) CO oxidation occurs at the interface between Au and the oxide with a very small barrier; and (ii) O-2 adsorption at the interface is the key step in the reaction. The physical origin of the oxide promotion effect has been further investigated: The oxide enhances electron transfer from the Au to the antibonding states of O-2, giving rise to (i) strong ionic bonding between the adsorbed O-2, Au, and the Ti cation; and (ii) a significant activation of O-2 towards CO oxidation.
Title: Density Functional Theory: basics, new trends and applications, in Handbook of Molecular Physics and Quantum Chemistry, ed. S. Wilson
Author(s): Kohanoff J., Gidopoulos N.
Wiley, Chichester, 2, pp. 532-568 (2003)Abstract