OH group dynamics of 1,3-propanediol on TiO2(110)

Zhenrong Zhang, Yeohoon Yoon, Xiao Lin, Danda Acharya, Bruce D. Kay, Roger Rousseau, Zdenek Dohnálek

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Variable-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy and dispersion-corrected density functional theory were employed to study the interaction of 1,3-propanediol with reduced TiO2(110) surfaces. We find that at 300 K, 1,3-propanediol molecules dissociate via O-H bond scission of one of the OH groups on bridge-bonded oxygen (Ob) vacancy (VO) defects forming pairs of monoalkoxide (Ob-(CH2)3-OH) and bridge-bonded bonded hydroxyl (HOb) species. The OH group of the monoalkoxide species is bound to the adjacent 5-coordinated Ti4+ (Ti5c) sites. The Ob-(CH2)3-OH species are observed to rotate around their Ob anchor, switching the position of the OH between the two adjacent Ti5c rows. The rotating species are found to assist cross-Ob row HOb hydrogen transfer. The OH group of the monoalkoxide species is further observed to dissociate forming a bidentate type dioxo (Ob-(CH2) 3-OTi5c) species and an additional HOb. The reversible interconversion between the mono and dioxo species illustrates the attainment of a dynamic equilibrium between these conjugate acid/base pairs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3257-3263
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Volume3
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 15 2012

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group dynamics
Scanning tunneling microscopy
Oxygen vacancies
Anchors
Hydroxyl Radical
Density functional theory
Hydrogen
Defects
Molecules
Acids
scanning tunneling microscopy
cleavage
density functional theory
acids
defects
oxygen
hydrogen
Temperature
1,3-propanediol
molecules

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Zhang, Z., Yoon, Y., Lin, X., Acharya, D., Kay, B. D., Rousseau, R., & Dohnálek, Z. (2012). OH group dynamics of 1,3-propanediol on TiO2(110). Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 3(22), 3257-3263. https://doi.org/10.1021/jz301412m

OH group dynamics of 1,3-propanediol on TiO2(110). / Zhang, Zhenrong; Yoon, Yeohoon; Lin, Xiao; Acharya, Danda; Kay, Bruce D.; Rousseau, Roger; Dohnálek, Zdenek.

In: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Vol. 3, No. 22, 15.11.2012, p. 3257-3263.

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Zhang, Z, Yoon, Y, Lin, X, Acharya, D, Kay, BD, Rousseau, R & Dohnálek, Z 2012, 'OH group dynamics of 1,3-propanediol on TiO2(110)', Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, vol. 3, no. 22, pp. 3257-3263. https://doi.org/10.1021/jz301412m
Zhang, Zhenrong ; Yoon, Yeohoon ; Lin, Xiao ; Acharya, Danda ; Kay, Bruce D. ; Rousseau, Roger ; Dohnálek, Zdenek. / OH group dynamics of 1,3-propanediol on TiO2(110). In: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 2012 ; Vol. 3, No. 22. pp. 3257-3263.
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