In situ photoacoustic FTIR studies on photocatalytic oxidation of 2-propanol over titanium(IV) oxide
•In situ FTIR measurements were carried out using the PA technique.•The validity of the FTIR system using a home-made PA cell was confirmed.•Gaseous 2-propanol as well as chemisorbed 2-propanol were detected by FTIR-PAS.•In situ FTIR observation of the oxidation of 2-propanol over TiO2 was studied.
Adsorption and photocatalytic reaction of 2-propanol over titanium(IV) oxide (TiO2) were studied by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) using a photoacoustic (PA) technique. At first, the validity of the FTIR system using a home-made PA cell was confirmed by comparison with conventional transmission FTIR. The spectrum of TiO2 with 2-propanol showed different propoxy peaks from those of gaseous 2-propanol as a result of chemisorption on TiO2. Finally, in situ FTIR observation of the photocatalytic oxidation of 2-propanol was carried out. Under ultraviolet irradiation, PA spectra changed due to complete oxidation of 2-propanol through acetone as an intermediate.
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Journal: Catalysis Communications - Volume 83, 5 August 2016, Pages 1–4