Catalysis Letters

, Volume 10, Issue 5–6, pp 365–373 | Cite as

Correlation between CO frequency and Pt coordination number. A DRIFT study on supported Pt catalysts

  • M. J. Kappers
  • J. H. van der Maas


The infrared stretching frequencies of linear-bonded carbon monoxide on face, edge and corner atoms have been identified with four platinum catalysts. The metal particles were supported on different absorbentia and each having a different average particle size, ranging from about 10 to 200 Å. The\(\tilde v_{CO}\) values of the various absorption bands correlate linearly with the number of nearest neighbours of the different surface sites (n in C n ). Effects of an interaction between Pt clusters and support on the linear-CO stretching frequency have not been observed. This empirical correlation between\(\tilde v_{CO}\) and Cn, and the advantages ofin situ Diffuse Reflectance Fourier transform Infrared Spectroscopy in combination with derivative spectrometry opens the possibility to monitor the dispersity of supported platinum in a simple and relatively quick way.


FTIR spectroscopy diffuse reflectance supported platinum CO adsorption metal coordination number 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Kappers
    • 1
  • J. H. van der Maas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Analytical Molecule Spectrometry, Faculty of ChemistryUniversity of UtrechtTB UtrechtThe Netherlands

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