The structural change of Ir/SiO 2 and Ir-ReO x/SiO 2 during the temperature programmed reduction with H 2 was investigated using in situ Ir L 3-edge and Re L 3-edge quick-scanning X-ray absorption fine structure in the combination of temperature programmed reduction with H 2, XRD, the measurement of CO adsorption, Raman spectroscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The metal oxide on Ir-ReO x/SiO 2 was much more easily reduced than that on monometallic Ir/SiO 2 and ReO x/SiO 2, which is explained by the interaction between trioxo Re species and the IrO 2 phase. The metal structure of Ir-ReO x/SiO 2 constructed after reduction at 485-595 K is the cuboctahedron Ir metal particles covered with three-dimensional ReO x clusters.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films