CRISTINA lucila Josefina
Thiol Adsorption on the Au(100)-hex and Au(100)-(1 × 1) Surfaces
DORIS GRUMELLI; LUCILA J. CRISTINA; FLAVIA LOBO MAZA; PILAR CARRO; JULIO FERRÓN; KLAUS KERN; ROBERTO C. SALVAREZZA
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C
AMER CHEMICAL SOC
Lugar: Washington; Año: 2015 vol. 119 p. 14248 - 14254
Alkanethiol adsorption on the Au(100) surfaces is studied by usingscanning tunneling microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and electrochemical techniques. Adsorption of hexanethiol (HT) on the Au(100)-hex surface results in the formation of elongated Au islands following the typical stripes of the reconstruction. Ordered molecular arrays forming hexagonally distorted square patterns cover the stripes with surface coverage ≈0.33. On the other hand, HT adsorption on the Au(100)-(1 × 1) surface shows the absence of the elongated island and the formation of square molecular patterns with a surface coverage ≈0.44. The core level shift of thiolates adsorbed on the Au(100)-(1 × 1) and Au(111) is only 0.15 eV, suggesting that chemistry rather than surface sites determines the binding energy of the S 2p core level. These results are also important to complete our knowledge of the chemistry and surface structure for small thiolated AuNPs where the Au(100) together with the Au(111) are the dominant faces.