Adsorption of 2-Chlorophenol on the Surface of Silica- and Alumina-Supported Iron Oxide: An FTIR and XPS Study

Sara Mosallanejad, Bogdan Z. Dlugogorski, Eric M. Kennedy, Michael Stockenhuber

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Abstract

The adsorption of 2-chlorophenol (2-CPh) on the surface of silica, alumina and silica- and alumina-supported iron oxides was examined at 30 and 250 °C. The formation of a chlorophenolate carbanion/chlorophenoxy radical intermediate on the surface of silica and alumina surfaces is identified by using in situ FTIR spectroscopy. The IR spectra of 2-CPh adsorbed on supported iron oxide at 250 °C highlight significant differences in the adsorption complex between 2-CPh and the two supported iron oxides (on silica and alumina). Under conditions of the low coverage of 2-CPh on the surface of these catalysts, FTIR spectroscopy was used to indicate that the adsorption of 2-CPh on the surface of silica-supported iron oxide commences with the formation of a chlorophenolate species, whereas 2-CPh creates a surface formate species on alumina-supported iron oxide. Moreover, the strong bonds of 2-CPh and a high concentration of the carbonate species are evident on the alumina surfaces by using both FTIR and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-491
Number of pages11
JournalChemCatChem
Volume9
Issue number3
Early online date30 Oct 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes

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