Title: Experimental data for Pd-Sn catalysts for the direct synthesis of H2O2 with high selectivity

Freakley S, Morgan DJ, He Q, et al. (2017). Experimental data for Pd-Sn catalysts for the direct synthesis of H2O2 with high selectivity. Cardiff University. http://doi.org/10.17035/d.2016.0008119507

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Dataset Details

Publisher: Cardiff University

Date (year) of data becoming publicly available: 2017

Data Type: ,

Data format: .dm3, .tif, .vms

Software Required: CasaXPS, ImageJ,

Estimated total storage size of dataset: Less than 1 gigabyte

Number of Files In Dataset: 115

DOI : 10.17035/d.2016.0008119507

DOI URL: http://doi.org/10.17035/d.2016.0008119507

Related URL: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/cardiff-catalysis-institute/research/open-access-data


The direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) from H2 and O2 represents a potentially atom efficient alternative to the current industrial indirect process. We show that the addition of tin to palladium catalysts coupled with an appropriate heat treatment cycle switches-off the sequential hydrogenation and decomposition reactions, enabling selectivities of >95% towards H2O2. This effect arises from a tin oxide surface layer that encapsulates small Pd-rich particles while leaving larger Pd-Sn alloy particles exposed. We show this effect is a general feature for oxide supported Pd catalysts containing an appropriate second metal oxide component and we set out the design principles for producing high selectivity Pd-based catalysts for direct H2O2 production that do not contain Au.

Experimental data includes Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS). TEM data is available as digital micrograph (.dm3) formats and TIFF images(.tif) both suitable for use in the freely available ImageJ software or similar packages. The .dm3 file contains metadata in the image which stores microscope and image information. XPS data is presented in the ISO standard VAMAS format (.vms extension) which is an ASCII data file readable by all spectroscopy software supporting the format and includes note field and calibrations applied in CasaXPS software.

Research results based upon these data are published at http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aad5705

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