The adsorption of reactant mixtures is quantitatively and qualitatively different from the adsorption of the individual reactants. Thus, O2 is almost not adsorbed on ZrO2; however, a considerable concentration of molecular oxygen was detected among the products of desorption after the adsorption of a mixture of NO + O2 and the total amount of desorbed molecules was greater by a factor of 10 than their total amount after the individual adsorption of NO and O2. Among the qualitative differences is the formation of the O2 - radical anion on the surface only upon the adsorption of the mixture of NO + O2. Similarly, the number of desorbed molecules upon the simultaneous adsorption of C3H6, NO, and O2 was much greater than that upon their individual adsorption; this is related to the formation of paramagnetic and nonparamagnetic NO2–hydrocarbon complexes on the surface, which contained the NO2 group and a hydrocarbon fragment.
- adsorption of NO
- and their mixtures with O
- properties of surface complexes
- selective catalytic reduction of NO
- zirconium dioxide catalysts