Research highlight: Experimental and computational study on roles of WOxpromoting strong metal support promoter interaction in Pt catalysts during glycerol hydrogenolysis

What is the DFT found?

(1) Pt plays the role of electron donor transferring electrons to the support; the electron acceptor
(2) WOx play the role of electron acceptor receiving electrons from γ-Al2O3  making electron deficient on from γ-Al2O3. Therefore,
(3) more electron transfer from Pt making the interaction between Pt and γ-Al2O3 is strengthened

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