Reactive adsorption of thiophene on Au(1 1 1) from solution

Erika O. Sako, Hiroshi Kondoh, Ikuyo Nakai, Akira Nambu, Tohru Nakamura, Toshiaki Ohta

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The adsorption state of thiophene on Au(1 1 1) formed with the immersion method was investigated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS). The S 2p XPS spectra indicate that the thiolate, not thiophene, is adsorbed on the Au surface with the Au-S bond. The results of C K-edge NEXAFS reveal that the adsorbed species on Au(1 1 1) are mainly saturated hydrocarbons. This is in clear contrast with t he vacuum-deposited thiophene on Au(1 1 1), in which thiophene is molecularly adsorbed on the surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-271
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sept 26
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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