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Chemical Physics Letters
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Chemisorption of C2H2 on Pd(111) and Pt(111): formation of a thermally activated olefinic surface complex

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Ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopy studies indicate that acetylene chemisorbs on Pd(111) and Pt(111) as π-bonded acetylene for T≲ 180 K but upon warming (or room temperature exposure) forms a new surface species. We identify the electronic structure of this new phase as being characteristic of an olefinic C2H2 surface species - the result of rehybridization of the initially chemisorbed molecule. These results are discussed relative to previous work on Ni(111). © 1977.

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01 Jan 1977

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Chemical Physics Letters

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