Adsorption and dissociation of CH3Cl on clean and potassium-promoted Pd(100) surfaces

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CH3Cl adsorbs molecularly on a clean Pd(100) surface at 100 K and desorbs intact without a detectable dissociation. Preadsorbed potassium dramatically influences these processes: it induces the cleavage of C-Cl bond to yield adsorbed CH3 and Cl even at 135 K which then react further to give CH4, C2H6, C3, and H2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-14
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of physical chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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