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Adsorption mode of ethyl pyruvate on platinum: An in situ XANES study

Atamny, Fachri
Knop-Gericke, A.
Hävecker, M.
Schedel-Niedrig, T.
Schlögl, R.
Baiker, Alfons
Published in Catalysis Letters. 2000, vol. 66, no. 3, p. 109-112
Abstract The adsorption of ethyl pyruvate on Pt(111) has been studied by in situ XANES measurements in the presence and absence of hydrogen. Depending on the hydrogen and ethyl pyruvate pressure, the C and O K‐edge spectra exhibit distinctly different angular dependence. Without hydrogen ethyl pyruvate is oriented preferentially perpendicular to the surface, indicating bonding via the O lone pairs. In the presence of hydrogen the mean orientation is more tilted towards the surface. Likely, ethyl pyruvate also interacts with Pt via its Π system under these conditions. The observed angle‐dependent shift of the energy of the Π* and σ* resonances indicates the coexistence of differently adsorbed ethyl pyruvate species. The experimental findings demonstrate the importance of the in situ approach for unraveling the adsorption mode of ethyl pyruvate in the enantioselective hydrogenation over cinchona‐alkaloid‐modified Pt.
Keywords Ethyl pyruvateIn situ XANESEnantioselective hydrogenationPlatinum
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BUERGI, Thomas et al. Adsorption mode of ethyl pyruvate on platinum: An in situ XANES study. In: Catalysis Letters, 2000, vol. 66, n° 3, p. 109-112. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:14638

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