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Title: A Cr-phthalocyanine monolayer as a potential catalyst for NO reduction investigated by DFT calculations
Authors: Jittima Meeprasert
Anchalee Junkaew
Nawee Kungwan
Bavornpon Jansang
Supawadee Namuangruk
Keywords: Chemical Engineering
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2016
Abstract: © 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry. The reaction mechanism of nitric oxide (NO) reduction to nitrous oxide (N2O) and N2catalyzed by a Cr-phthalocyanine sheet (CrPc) was investigated using periodic density functional theory (DFT). The results show that direct NO dissociation on the catalyst is inhibited by a large energy barrier owing to the difficulty of direct cleavage of the strong NO bond. The dimer mechanism in which two NO molecules meet together is more preferred via three competitive mechanistic pathways consisting of two Langmuir-Hinshelwood (LH1 and LH2) and one Eley-Rideal (ER) mechanism. N2O is produced from LH1 and ER which have activation barriers (Ea) of 0.35 and 1.17 eV, respectively, while N2is a product from LH2 with an Eaof 0.57 eV. All the three pathways are highly exothermic processes. Based on energetic aspects, LH1 is the kinetically and exothermically most favorable pathway (the Eaof the rate-determining step is 0.35 eV). Therefore, we predict that NO can be easily reduced by CrPc under mild conditions. In an environmental application, CrPc would be a promising catalyst for the abatement of NO at low temperature.
ISSN: 20462069
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