Oxygen Desorption from Polycrystalline Palladium: Thermal Desorption of O2 from a Chemisorbed Layer of Oads
in the Course of the Decomposition of PdO Surface Oxide and in the Release of Oxygen from the Bulk of Palladium
Kinetics and Catalysis
, E-ISSN: 1608-3210
Boreskov Institute of Catalysis SB RAS
The desorption of oxygen from polycrystalline palladium (Pd(poly)) was studied using temperature-programmed desorption (TPD) at 500–1300 K and the amounts of oxygen absorbed by palladium (n) from 0.05 to 50 monolayers. It was found that the desorption of O2 from Pd(poly), which occurred from a chemisorbed oxygen layer (Oads), in the release of oxygen from a near-surface metal layer in the course of the decomposition of PdO surface oxide, and in the release of oxygen from the bulk of palladium (Oabs), was governed by repulsive interactions between Oads atoms and the formation and decomposition of Oads-Pd*-Oabs structures (Pd* is a surface palladium atom). At θ ≤ 0.5, the repulsive interactions between Oads atoms (ɛaa = 10 kJ/mol) resulted in the desorption of O2 from Pd(poly) at 650–950 K. At 0.5 ≤ n ≤ 1.0, the release of inserted oxygen from a near-surface palladium layer occurred during TPD in the course of the migration of Oabs atoms to the surface and the formation-decomposition of Oads-Pd*-Oabs structures. As a result, the desorption of O2 occurred in accordance with a first-order reaction with a thermal desorption (TD) peak at T max ∼ 700 K. At 1.0 ≤ n ≤ 2.0, the decomposition of PdO surface oxide occurred at a constant surface cover-age with oxygen during TPD in the course of the formation-decomposition of Oads-Pd*-Oabs structures. Because of this, the desorption of O2 occurred in accordance with a zero-order reaction at low temperatures with a TD peak at T max ∼ 675 K. At 1.0 ≤ n ≤ 50, oxygen atoms diffused from deep palladium layers in the course of TPD and arrived at the surface at high temperatures. As a result, O2 was desorbed with a high-temperature TD peak at T > 750 K.