DFT calculations have identified reaction pathways for acetic acid synthesis from CO2 and CH4 on ZnO, Cu/ZnO and Fe/ZnO surfaces. Fe/ZnO exhibits strong synergy in facilitating CH4 activation, dissociation and C-C coupling. Thus, the surface acetate formation is significantly enhanced. The DFT predictions have been confirmed by in situ DRIFTS experiments.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry