A bridge too far: Time-resolved surface-enhanced infrared spectroscopy (SEIRAS) coupled with chronoamperometry shows that formic acid is oxidized via bridge-bonded adsorbed formate, and that formate decomposition is the rate-determining step in the electrooxidation of formic acid to CO2 on Pt. The contribution of direct oxidation of formic acid via weakly adsorbed HCOOH is negligible at best.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie International Edition|
|Early online date||27 Dec 2010|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2011|
- formic acid
- heterogeneous catalysis
- surface chemistry