Volume 24: Sustainable Energy Solutions for a Post-COVID Recovery towards a Better Future: Part VII

Catalytic mechanism of Cu (111) surface on the pyrolysis of HFO-1234yf: A density functional study Liyong Xin, Chao Liu*, Xiaoli Li, Qibin Li, Erguang Huo, Wei Yu



The catalytic mechanism of Cu(111) surface on the pyrolysis of HFO-1234yf has been investigated by Density Functional Theory (DFT). Firstly, search for the most stable adsorption structure of HFO-1234yf and its pyrolysis products on the Cu(1 1 1) surface. Secondly, The most stable co-adsorption structure of the products of Path1-4 on Cu(1 1 1) surfaces was calculated. Finally, the transition state structure of Path1-4 were investigated. The results prove that the copper surface reduces the energy needed for the pyrolysis of HFO-1234yf.

Keywords ORC, HFO-1234yf, Material compatibility, Density Functional Theory

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