Characterization by scanning tunneling microscopy of silver oxydehydrogenation catalysts

P. Gallezot*, S. Tretjak, Y. Christidis, G. Mattioda, A. Schouteeten, Yip Wah Chung, T. S. Sriram

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A silicon carbide-supported silver catalyst used in the oxydehydrogenation of ethylene glycol to glyoxal has been studied by scanning tunneling microscopy. The surface morphology depends upon reaction conditions. Silver particles normally sinter into large plates covering the support. However, in the presence of diethylphosphite there is a chemical erosion which results in a tortuous and fractal-like surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-312
Number of pages8
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992


  • Scanning tunneling microscopy
  • silver catalyst STM study of silver catalyst
  • surface topography of

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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