Potential and anion effects on the adsorption of 3′,4′-bis(hexylthio)-2,2′:5′,2′'-terthiophene on Au(1 1 1) electrode characterized by in situ STM

Yu Chun Hsiao, Arulmozhi Velusamy, Shakil N. Afraj, Jia Hao Liu, Cheng Liang Liu, Ming Chou Chen, Hsien Ming Kao, Shuehlin Yau

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1 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

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The adsorption of organic molecules on gold electrodes serves as a model to understand the organic/inorganic electrified interface, which is relevant to the study of molecular electronics and organic thin film semiconductors. Our previous study on terthiophene (TT) adsorption on an Au(1 1 1) electrode shows that immersing Au(1 1 1) crystals in a TT ethanol dosing solution installs an ordered TT adlayer on the sample. The current study addresses the adsorption of 3′,4′-bis(hexylthio)-2,2′:5′,2′'-terthiophene (DTDST), a molecule with a TT backbone attached with two thiolhexyl chains, on an ordered Au(1 1 1) electrode. High-quality STM images were obtained to reveal the internal and 2D spatial structures of DTDST admolecules. The potential greatly influenced the organization of DTDST on the ordered Au(1 1 1) electrode. Although the pristine DTDST adlayer was disordered, it transformed into ordered Au(1 1 1) - (3√3 × 9) and (5√3 × 26) structures after applying a potential more negative than 0 V (vs. Ag/AgCl) in 0.1 M H2SO4 and HClO4, respectively. Shifting the potential more positive than 0.25 V resulted in coadsorption of bisulfate anions and restructuring of the DTDST adlayer. High-quality molecular resolution STM images were collected to reveal the azimuthal orientation of the DTDST admolecule on the Au(1 1 1) electrode. The thiolhexyl chains of DTDST admolecules could arrange in such a way that allowed intermolecular van der Waals interactions. Oxidation of adsorbed DTDST molecules to yield oligomers was also revealed by in situ STM.

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文章編號117646
期刊Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
944
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出版狀態已出版 - 1 9月 2023

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