These authors contributed equally to this work.
Back Cover: Adsorption, Activation, and Dissociation of Oxygen on Doped Oxides (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 43/2013)
Article first published online: 24 SEP 2013
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 52, Issue 43, page 11426, October 18, 2013
How to Cite
Cui, Y., Shao, X., Baldofski, M., Sauer, J., Nilius, N. and Freund, H.-J. (2013), Back Cover: Adsorption, Activation, and Dissociation of Oxygen on Doped Oxides (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 43/2013). Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 11426. doi: 10.1002/anie.201308155
- Issue published online: 14 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 24 SEP 2013
- heterogeneous catalysis;
- oxygen activation;
- surface chemistry
The activation of small molecules was thought to be impossible on defect-free wide-band-gap metal oxides owing to their chemical inertness. Based on microscopy and computational results, N. Nilius and co-workers report in their Communication on page 11385 ff. that O2 adsorption on CaO doped with Mo ions leads to the formation of superoxo species with a high propensity for dissociation. Activation takes place through charge transfer from the donor-type Mo ions and proceeds even on ideal surfaces.