Near-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy (NEXAFS) has been used to investigate the reactivity of phenylacetylene (PA) towards a Pt(lll) surface and its molecular orientation. Spectra have been taken in the photon energy region 280-320 eV at both grazing and normal X-ray beam incidence angles with respect to the sample surface. NEXAFS K-edge spectra have been recorded for PA adsorbed in the monolayer as well as in the multilayer regime and, for comparison, the spectrum of the PA related polymer, polyphenylacetylene (PPA), has also been measured. The assignment of the pi* and sigma* resonances has been made on the basis of the chemical structure and interpreted with the help of ab initio calculations. Both the ionisation potentials for the C Is electrons and the theoretical C K-edge absorption spectra have been calculated for all the six inequivalent carbon atoms of PA and of phenylethylene (PE) which is a model molecule for PPA. From the analysis of the data we have indication for an interaction involving mainly the C=C triple bond of the acetylenic functional group of PA that undergoes opening and leads to the formation of a di-sigma bond with Pt, while the benzene C=C bonds seem not affected. A polarization dependence has been evidenced for the pi* resonances of PA adsorbed in monolayer condition indicating a molecular orientation of the phenyl ring pi* orbitals between 37 degrees and 34 degrees relative to the normal to the crystal surface.
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|Titolo:||Phenylacetylene chemisorbed on Pt (111), reactivity and molecular orientation as probed by NEXAFS. Comparison with condensed multilayer and polyphenylacetylene|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1999|
|Appare nella tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|