Dark and photoreactions of acetates on TiO2(110) single crystal surface

Hicham Idriss, P Legare, G Maire

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Abstract

The surface reaction of acetates on TiO2(110) Single crystal has been monitored in dark and under UV by XPS. XPS O(1s) data indicated that surface saturation is obtained at approximate to0.5 monolayer coverage consistent with STM results [J. Chem. Phys., 106 (1997) 2924, Surf. Sci. 433-435 (1999) 322]. Annealing the surface results in a steady decrease of surface acetates that disappeared by 600 K. UV illumination at room temperature, and in the absence of diatomic oxygen in the gas phase, did not decrease the intensity of the XPS C(Is) and O(Is) signals attributed to surface acetates. On the other hand, UV illumination in presence of oxygen (approximate to10(-7)-10(-6) Torr of diatomic oxygen) has resulted in a noticeable decrease of surface acetates. These combined results indicate that both the two-fold bridging oxygen and the three fold lattice oxygen atoms are not directly involved in the photooxidation reaction of acetates on TiO2(110) single crystal. The cross-section of the photodepletion of acetates was estimated equal to 0.6-0.8 x 10(-17) cm(2). (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-420
Number of pages8
JournalSurface Science Reports
Volume515
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2002

Keywords

  • photochemistry
  • chemisorption
  • catalysis
  • atom-solid interactions
  • titanium oxide
  • carboxylic acids
  • oxygen
  • low index single crystal surfaces
  • BI-ISONICOTINIC-ACID
  • FORMIC-ACID
  • PHOTOCATALYTIC DEHYDROGENATION
  • MOLECULAR-OXYGEN
  • ACETIC-ACID
  • TIO2(001) SURFACES
  • RUTILE TIO2(110)
  • TIO2 SURFACES
  • 20 K
  • ADSORPTION

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