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Organopalladium catalyst on S-terminated GaAs(001)-(2×6) surface

By Tomoya Konishi, Takashi Toujyou, Takuma Ishikawa, Gavin R. Bell and Shiro Tsukamoto


Organopalladium molecules, such as Pd(CH3COO)2 ({Pd}), immobilized on the S-terminated GaAs(001), termed GaAs–S–{Pd} have high catalytic activity and cycle durability in the Mizoroki–Heck reaction. It is thought that the presence of Ga–S bonds in the single atomic layer S-termination is essential for these catalytic properties despite the much higher thickness (~100 nm) of the {Pd} films. In this study, the authors demonstrate the retention of Ga–S bonds in ultrathin GaAs–S–{Pd} by using reflection high-energy electron diffraction and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). The ultrathin GaAs–S–{Pd} was prepared by using a vapor-deposition technique. Deposited {Pd} was observed as ~1 nm dotlike structures with STM. The adsorption rate of {Pd} was also investigated

Topics: QC
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:wrap.warwick.ac.uk:2655

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