Branching of the intermediate N2O decomposition in a steady-state NO + CO + O2 reaction on Pd(110); An angle-resolved desorption study

Y. S. Ma, Izabela Irena Rzeznicka, T. Matsushima

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The branching of the intermediate N2O decomposition vs. the desorption was studied in a steady-state NO + CO + O2 reaction on Pd(110). Three surface-nitrogen removal processes, i.e., N2O(a) → N2(g) + O(a), N2O(a) → N2O(g) and 2N(a) → N2(g), are operative. Only about 20% of N 2O(a) was desorbed without decomposition for a (NO:CO = 1:1) mixture. The fraction increased steeply with increasing surface oxygen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-116
Number of pages8
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 May
Externally publishedYes



  • Angular distribution
  • Decomposition
  • Nitrogen
  • Nitrogen oxide
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Palladium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Catalysis

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