Surface interaction of ethylene glycol with silver

O. V. Vodyankina, L. N. Kurina, G. A. Izatulina

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Interaction of ethylene glycol with clean and oxidized surfaces of an Ag catalyst has been studied under pre-catalysis conditions. On a clean surface, ethylene glycol was reversibly adsorbed with the formation of a multilayer coverage. Adsorbed ethylene glycol weakly bonded to the oxidized silver surface leads to the selective formation of glyoxal via two parallel routes: dehydrogenation and oxidation. Dissociative interaction of ethylene glycol with Ag led to the appearance of formaldehyde and carbon dioxide by-products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-107
Number of pages5
JournalReaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Dehydrogenation
  • Ethylene glycol
  • Glyoxal
  • Oxidation
  • Silver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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