Metastable surface species on MoO3 observed in methanol vapor at an elevated temperature with polarization modulation infrared spectroscopy

Toshimasa Wadayama, Tatsuo Saito, Wataru Suëtaka

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Abstract

Thin films of MoO3 heated in methanol vapor show new infrared absorption bands, which can be assigned to a methoxy intermediate of the oxidation reaction of methanol and to a Mo(V)=O group. All these bands disappear upon evacuation, showing the species are metastable and persist only in the presence of gas phase molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-201
Number of pages3
JournalApplications of Surface Science
Volume20
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1984 Dec

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