The electron stimulated chemistry of methyl lactate on Cu(111)

C. Fleming, M. Kadodwala

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Abstract

The electron stimulated chemistry of monolayers of (R)/(S)-methyl lactate ((S)/(R)-MLAc) adsorbed on Cu(1 1 1) has been investigated. Monolayers of MLAc undergo highly efficient electron stimulated processes predominately desorption, but also a significant fraction is converted to an adsorbed alkoxide moiety through the selective cleavage of the O-H bond. The efficiency of the depletion of the adsorbed MLAc state and the absence of significant non-selective fragmentation contrasts with previous studies of the electron beam irradiation of monolayers of oxygen containing organic molecules.
LanguageEnglish
Pages409-414
Number of pages5
JournalSurface Science
Volume604
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2010

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Keywords

  • chiral
  • electron stimulated
  • non-thermal

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Fleming, C. ; Kadodwala, M. / The electron stimulated chemistry of methyl lactate on Cu(111). In: Surface Science. 2010 ; Vol. 604, No. 3-4. pp. 409-414.
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In: Surface Science, Vol. 604, No. 3-4, 15.02.2010, p. 409-414.

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