Accession Number:

ADA022173

Title:

The Role of Ultraviolet Radiation in Promoting the Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 1 May 75-1 Mar 76,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The photoenhancement of the oxidation of carbon monoxide over palladium has been studied at low and high pressures in the temperature range 300 to 443 K. At a total pressure of 20 torr there is a marked photoenhancement of the rate while at pressures below 0.0001 torr no enhancement was detectable. A correlation of these data and infrared spectroscopic data is established which suggests that a weakly bound state of CO is intimately involved in the photoenhancement process.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE