Plasma-Induced Chemisorption of Nitrogen and Its Chemical Reactivity on Alumina

Kimio Kunimori, Takashi Kuriyama, Shin Ichi Ito, Satoshi Kameoka

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Nitrogen was chemisorbed on an alumina (Al2O3) surface by plasma discharge of N2, and the chemical behavior of chemisorbed nitrogen was studied by temperature-programmed desorption (TPD) and infrared (IR) spectroscopy. Molecular nitrogen N2(ad) chemisorbed on an Al2O3 surface showed a high reactivity with hydrogen even at room temperature, if Pt is present on the Al2O3 surface. Hydrogenated species, NH x (ad) (x=1 or 2) and NH3(ad) were formed on the Al2O3 surface as evidenced by IR spectroscopy. It is suggested that hydrogen spill-over from the Pt surface onto the Al2O3 catalyst plays an important role in the mechanism of hydrogenation reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4195
Number of pages1
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue number7S
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jul


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