Oxide clusters as source of the third oxygen atom for the formation of carbonates in alkaline earth dehydrated zeolites
2011 (English)In: Journal of Catalysis, ISSN 0021-9517, E-ISSN 1090-2694, Vol. 281, no 2, 212-221 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In our paper, we show that carbonates can be formed with almost no energetic barrier from CO(2) and metal-oxide binuclear MO(x)M species (M = Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, with X = 1-4, depending on the cation) in alkaline earth zeolites, mordenite (MOR) and phillipsite (PHI), on the basis of quantum mechanical density functional theory (DFT) calculations at both isolated cluster and 3D periodic levels. The participation of MO(x)M species (X = 1 and 3) explains the source of the third O atom in CO(3) species in dehydrated zeolites, on the basis of a good agreement between the calculated and experimental positions of the asymmetric and symmetric CO(3) vibration bands, of the ratio of their intensities, and of the weak dependence versus the cation and framework type. The reaction of formation of dimethylcarbonate from CaCO(3)Ca in the 8-membered (8R) ring of MOR and methanol has also been considered, suggesting the carbonate activity as the source of CO(2) at elevated temperatures.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 281, no 2, 212-221 p.
Carbon dioxide, Carbonate, Alkaline earth zeolites, Density functional theory, Periodic conditions, Infrared spectra
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-66587DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2011.05.002ISI: 000293422100002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-66587DiVA: diva2:468546
authorCount :62011-12-212011-12-202015-01-22Bibliographically approved