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Title: Desorption of Benzene, 1,3,5-Trifluorobenzene, and Hexafluorobenzene from a Graphene Surface: The Effect of Lateral Interactions on the Desorption Kinetics

Abstract

The desorption of benzene, 1,3,5-trifluorobenzene (TFB), and hexafluorobenzene (HFB) from a graphene covered Pt(111) substrate was investigated using temperature programmed desorption (TPD). All three species have well-resolved monolayer and second layer desorption peaks. The desorption spectra for submonolayer coverages of benzene and hexafluorobenzene are consistent with first-order desorption kinetics. In contrast, the submonolayer TPD spectra for 1,3,5- trifluorobenzene align on a common leading-edge which is indicative of zero-order desorption kinetics. The desorption behavior of the three molecules can be correlated with the strength of the quadrupole moments. Calculations (second-order Møller-Plesset perturbation and density functional theory) show that the potential minimum for coplanar TFB dimers is more than a factor of two greater than that for either benzene or HFB dimers. The calculations support the interpretation that benzene and HFB are less likely to form the two-dimensional islands that are needed for submonolayer zero-order desorption kinetics.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1526039
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-131963
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Smith, Ronald S., and Kay, Bruce D. Desorption of Benzene, 1,3,5-Trifluorobenzene, and Hexafluorobenzene from a Graphene Surface: The Effect of Lateral Interactions on the Desorption Kinetics. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00986.
Smith, Ronald S., & Kay, Bruce D. Desorption of Benzene, 1,3,5-Trifluorobenzene, and Hexafluorobenzene from a Graphene Surface: The Effect of Lateral Interactions on the Desorption Kinetics. United States. doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00986.
Smith, Ronald S., and Kay, Bruce D. Thu . "Desorption of Benzene, 1,3,5-Trifluorobenzene, and Hexafluorobenzene from a Graphene Surface: The Effect of Lateral Interactions on the Desorption Kinetics". United States. doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00986.
@article{osti_1526039,
title = {Desorption of Benzene, 1,3,5-Trifluorobenzene, and Hexafluorobenzene from a Graphene Surface: The Effect of Lateral Interactions on the Desorption Kinetics},
author = {Smith, Ronald S. and Kay, Bruce D.},
abstractNote = {The desorption of benzene, 1,3,5-trifluorobenzene (TFB), and hexafluorobenzene (HFB) from a graphene covered Pt(111) substrate was investigated using temperature programmed desorption (TPD). All three species have well-resolved monolayer and second layer desorption peaks. The desorption spectra for submonolayer coverages of benzene and hexafluorobenzene are consistent with first-order desorption kinetics. In contrast, the submonolayer TPD spectra for 1,3,5- trifluorobenzene align on a common leading-edge which is indicative of zero-order desorption kinetics. The desorption behavior of the three molecules can be correlated with the strength of the quadrupole moments. Calculations (second-order Møller-Plesset perturbation and density functional theory) show that the potential minimum for coplanar TFB dimers is more than a factor of two greater than that for either benzene or HFB dimers. The calculations support the interpretation that benzene and HFB are less likely to form the two-dimensional islands that are needed for submonolayer zero-order desorption kinetics.},
doi = {10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00986},
journal = {The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters},
number = 10,
volume = 9,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {5}
}