Reactions of CH2 with adsorbed oxygen to produce oxygenated compounds on Rh(111)

F. Solymosi, G. Klivenyi

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The reaction pathways of CH2 in the presence of coadsorbed oxygen atoms were investigated by means of temperature-programmed desorption and high-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy. The CH2 species was produced by the dissociation of CH2I2. Adsorbed oxygen atoms reacted with CH2 above 170 K to give formaldehyde, which desorbed from the surface after its formation. Above 340 K, the oxidation of CH2 led to the production of CO2 and H2O.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8950-8953
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of physical chemistry
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995


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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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