Reaction between Tetraallylmolybdenum and Hydroxylated Fe(100) in Ultrahigh Vacuum. A New Route to Characterizable Mixed Metal Oxide Catalyst Models

Wei-Hsiu Hung, Jeffrey Schwartz, Steven L. Bernasek

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Single crystal Fe(100) was hydroxylated to give a p(2×1) overlayer. Tetraallylmolybdenum, (η3-allyl)4Mo, reacted with Fe(100)-OH to give surface bound (allyl)nMo which was examined by high-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (HREELS). The surface-bound complex maintains η3-allylic ligation, in contrast to what is observed for the depostion of (η3-allyl)4Mo onto silica. Subsequent hydrogenation and oxygenation were followed by HREELS and Auger electron spectroscopy, and surface bound Fe‒O‒Mo and Mo═O units were identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2056-2059
Number of pages4
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jul 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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