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Title: A HREELS and DFT Study of the Adsorption of Aromatic Hydrocarbons on Diamond (111)
Authors: Hoh, Hui Ying
Ouyang, Ti
Sullivan, Michael B.
Wu, Ping
Loh, Kian Ping
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: LANGMUIR, 26(5). p. 3286-3291
Abstract: Ultrathin layers of organic molecules can be assembled on group IV (e.g., silicon, germanium, diamond) semiconductor surfaces using surface analogues of cycloaddition reactions. We present a study of the chemisorption of benzene, toluene, and styrene on the Pandey chain of C(111) using high resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy and density functional theory calculations. Two cycloaddition reactions, namely, the [4 + 2] and [2 + 2], were examined. The [4 + 2] reaction is found to be thermodynamically unfavorable on C(111), while the [2 + 2] reaction involving the ring is slightly exothermic. In the case of aromatic molecules with in external unsaturated functional group, the reaction can proceed via the external functionality, thereby preserving the aromatic ring and providing further stability. Different reactivity patterns to the C(100) surface are rationalized on the basis of steric effects imposed by the geometrical structure of the Pandey chain. Our study demonstrates the potential of employing the Pandey chain as a template for assembling one-dimensional molecular structures on the diamond surface.
Notes: [Hoh, Hui Ying; Ouyang, Ti; Loh, Kian Ping] Natl Univ Singapore, Dept Chem, Singapore 117543, Singapore. [Hoh, Hui Ying; Sullivan, Michael B.; Wu, Ping] Inst High Performance Comp, Singapore 138632, Singapore. [Nesladek, Milos] Univ Hasselt, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/10711
DOI: 10.1021/la9030359
ISI #: 000274636900048
ISSN: 0743-7463
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2011
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