Time-lapse STM studies of diastereomeric cinchona alkaloids on platinum metals

Wahl, Markus and von Arx, Matthias and Jung, Thomas A. and Baiker, Alfons. (2006) Time-lapse STM studies of diastereomeric cinchona alkaloids on platinum metals. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 110 (43). pp. 21777-21782.

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The adsorption of cinchonidine (CD) and cinchonine (CN) on Pt(111) and Pd(111) single crystals has been investigated by means of scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) in an ultrahigh vacuum system. In time-lapse series the mobilities of different adsorption species have been determined on a single molecule basis and with varying hydrogen background pressures in the system. The diastereomeric cinchona alkaloids, CD and CN, which are widely used as chiral modifiers of platinum group metals in catalytic enantioselective hydrogenation, showed similar adsorption modes and diffusion behavior on Pt(111), except that the flatly adsorbed CN molecules which were free (not in a dimer/cluster) were significantly more mobile than their CD analogues. CD adsorbed on Pd(111) showed similar adsorption modes as observed on Pt(111) but at considerably higher mobility of the flatly absorbed species already in the low-pressure region. The observed adsorption behaviors are discussed in the context of independent ATR-IR measurements and theoretical calculations. Special emphasis is put on the nonlinear effect observed in hydrogenation reactions with CD/CN mixtures. Our observations corroborate that this effect is mainly a consequence of the different adsorption strengths of CD and CN on Pt.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik
UniBasel Contributors:Jung, Thomas A.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Chemical Society
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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