The adsorption of cyclopropane and cyclohexane on Cu(111): An experimental and theoretical investigation on the nature of the CH-metal interaction

Kari A. Fosser, Ralph G. Nuzzo, Paul S. Bagus, Christof Wöll

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Abstract

On contact with transition metals, saturated hydrocarbons reveal pronounced red shifts in the C-H stretching region in their IR spectra (shaded region in picture), which are discussed in connection with C-H activation. Detailed ab initio calculations for cyclopropane and cyclohexane on a Cu surface suggest that this anomaly is caused by an unexpected chemical interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1735-1737
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume41
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ab initio calculations
  • Adsorption
  • Alkanes
  • IR spectroscopy
  • Surface chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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