The chemisorptive properties of carbon monoxide on the Pt(111) crystal face were observed to change markedly in the presence of potassium. Upon deposition of half a monolayer of potassium the saturation coverage adsorption energy of CO increased from 27 to 39 kcal/mol. High-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (HREELS) showed a 475-cm-1 decrease in the bridge bonded CO vibrational frequency to as low as 1400 cm-1, while CO preferentially occupied bridge bonded rather than linearly bonded surface sites in the presence of potassium. These large variations appear to be caused by enhanced electron back-donation from the platinum into the 2π* antibonding orbitals of CO.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Physical Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry