Presents an excellent overview of the impact of surface science on the field of catalysis. Explores the exciting new advances in surface science and catalysis, which for the first time allow for direct spectroscopic and kinetic observation of surface reactions. Twenty-two chapters cover fundamental aspects of catalytic reactions at surfaces, applications of surface probes to the study of catalytic reactions and kinetics, and novel aspects of catalytic reactions at surfaces. Highlights the success of surface science techniques in the study of industrially important catalytic processes, including hydrogenation of CO to produce hydrocarbons and methanol, the oxidation of methane to methanol, and conversions of CO to carbon dioxide.
Publisher: American Chemical Society