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The adsorption and stability of sulfur containing amino acids on Cu{531}

Thomsen, L., Wharmby, M. T., Riley, D. P., Held, G. and Gladys, M. J. (2009) The adsorption and stability of sulfur containing amino acids on Cu{531}. Surface Science, 603 (9). 1253-1261 . ISSN 0039-6028

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2009.03.014


The adsorption of L-CySteine and L-methionine amino acids on a chiral Cu{5 3 1} surface was investigated with high resolution X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and carbon K-edge near edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) Spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation. XPS shows that at 300 K L-cysteine adsorbs through two oxygen, a nitrogen and a sulfur atom, in a four point 'quadrangular footprint', whereas L-methionine adsorbs through only two oxygen and a nitrogen atom in a 'triangular footprint'. NEWS was used to clarify the adsorption geometry of both molecules, which suggests a binding orientation to the top layer and second layer atoms in two different orientations associated with adsorption sites on {1 1 0} and {3 1 1} microfacets; of the Cu{5 3 1} surface. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:11664
Uncontrolled Keywords:Near edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Synchrotron radiation, Chiral surface, Amino acid, Copper, Enantioselectivity, Self assembly , L-CYSTEINE, ENANTIOSPECIFIC ADSORPTION, METAL-SURFACES, HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSIS, CRYSTALLINE SURFACES, ELECTRONIC-STRUCTURE, CU(110), ALANINE, CHEMISORPTION, PHOTOEMISSION

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