The Role of Co-Adsorbed CO and OH in the Electrooxidation of Formic Acid on Pt(111)


  • We gratefully acknowledge support by the “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft” (DFG) within the Emmy-Noether-Program and the Forschergruppe FOR-1376 as well as by the bw-grid for computing resources.


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Synergy with potential: Analysis of relevant mechanistic pathways by density functional theory, reveals the synergistic role of co-adsorbed CO and OH in promoting HCOOH electrooxidation on Pt(111). Kinetic models derived from these studies show the atomistic surface phenomena underlying the experimental CV observation in the potential range between 0.0 and 1.2 V (see picture).