The change in the Pt electronic structure following the adsorption of an a,ß-unsaturated aldehyde and ketone was followed by in situ HERFD-XANES in the liquid phase. The resulting shift in the Pt Fermi energy is in good agreement with the molecule adsorption energy trends calculated by DFT and provides insight into the reaction selectivity.
- X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY
- ALPHA,BETA-UNSATURATED ALDEHYDES
- SELECTIVE HYDROGENATION