The reflection absorption infrared (RAIR) spectrum of the adsorbed ethyl (C2H5) moiety produced by the dissociative adsorption of ethane from a supersonic molecular beam onto Pt(111) at 150 K is reported. The thermal chemistry of the C2H5 fragment so produced was then followed using a combination of RAIR spectroscopy and temperature programmed desorption (TPD). The RAIR spectra indicate the presence of ethylidene (CHCH3) and ethylidyne (CCH3) at 250 and 350 K respectively. This implies the stepwise loss of one and two hydrogen atoms from the ethyl moiety during the heating process. Temperature programmed desorption (TPD) measurements show that hydrogen desorption is not accompanied by desorption of either saturated or unsaturated C-2 hydrocarbons or methane into the gas phase.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|