Orbital-selective single molecule reactions on a metal surface studied using low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy

Satoshi Katano, Yousoo Kim, Michael Trenary, Maki Kawai

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Abstract

The injection of tunneling electrons from the scanning tunneling microscope tip into the molecule induces the single molecule reactions of acetonitrile adsorbed on Pt(111). The voltage dependence indicated that the resonant tunneling of electrons into the antibonding molecular orbitals gives rise to the desorption and the decomposition of acetonitrile.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4679-4681
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume49
Issue number41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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