Structure of a Platinum-Alumina Catalyst Prepared from the Carbonyl Cluster H2[Pt3(CO)6]5
Kinetics and Catalysis
, E-ISSN: 1608-3210
Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Siberian Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, 630090 Russia
Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Omsk Branch, Siberian Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, Omsk, 644053 Russia
The state of a platinum carbonyl cluster in an initial aqueous acetone solution and its transformations on the surface of aluminum oxide in the course of catalyst preparation were studied by EXAFS spectroscopy. It was found that water enters the polynuclear framework of the dissolved cluster (the Pt–O distance is 2.55 Å, where O is the oxygen atom of water). Structural changes in the supported cluster in the course of catalyst preparation exhibited a strong interaction of platinum with alumina (the Pt–O distance is 1.92–1.95 Å), beginning at the step of H2[Pt3(CO)6]5 adsorption. This interaction was retained upon the subsequent high-temperature treatments of the catalyst. The structures of samples prepared from platinum carbonyl and chloroplatinic acid were significantly different. In the former case, a surface prototype was formed from the initial cluster; in the latter case, the sample consisted of platinum metal clusters of a considerable size.