Surface X-ray studies of catalytic clean technologies

Adam F. Lee, Vinod Prabhakaran, Karen Wilson

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The rational design of new heterogeneous catalysts for clean chemical technologies can be accelerated by molecular level insight into surface chemical processes. In situ methodologies, able to provide time-resolved and/or pressure dependent information on the evolution of reacting adsorbed layers over catalytically relevant surfaces, are therefore of especial interest. Here we discuss recent applications of surface X-ray techniques to surface-catalysed oxidations, (de)hydrogenations, C-C coupling, dehalogenation and associated catalyst restructuring, and explore how these may help to shape future sustainable chemistry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3827-3842
Number of pages16
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number22
Early online date26 May 2010
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2010

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    Lee, A. F., Prabhakaran, V., & Wilson, K. (2010). Surface X-ray studies of catalytic clean technologies. Chemical Communications, 46(22), 3827-3842.