Neopentane adsorption on Pt(111)

Katja L Street, Vittorio Fiorin, Martin McCoustra, Michael A Chesters

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Reflection absorption infrared spectroscopy (RAIRS) was employed to follow the impact induced adsorption of 2,2-dimethylpropane (neopentane) on a Pt(111) crystal surface at 180 and 300 K. The 300 K spectrum, which we assign to a neopentylidyne species, is very simple with one major peak at 2960 cm(-1). The spectrum of the species formed at 180 K, which we assign as neopentyl, is more complex with a series of overlapping peaks between 3000 and 2840 cm(-1). We will present evidence for the assignments and chemistry of the impact induced species using the techniques of RAIRS and temperature programmed desorption (TPD).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-179
Number of pages4
JournalSurface Science
Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 1999


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