Monolayer growth and exchange kinetics for alkylamines on the high-temperature superconductor YBa2Cu3O7-δ

Feng Xu, Jin Zhu, Chad A Mirkin

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Abstract

Using redox-active alkylamine adsorbates, we have studied monolayer growth and adsorbate-adsorbate exchange kinetics on YBa2Cu3O7-δ. Herein we show that the formation kinetics for monolayers of FcC-(O)NH(CH2)4NH2[Fc = (η5-C5H4)Fe(η5-C5H5)] do not follow typical Langmuir adsorption isotherm behavior. Specifically, a parabolic tailing in the isotherms has been attributed to the diffusion of adsorbates through the porous material. The displacement of surface-adsorbed FcC(O)NH(CH2)4NH2 by another redox-active alkylamine, Fc(CH2)6NH2, has been studied and determined to be a reversible and dynamic process. Concentration dependence studies suggest that the exchange takes place via an associative process involving surface Cu(II) sites. The lability of the surface-adsorbed alkylamine `ligands' and the proposed exchange mechanism are consistent with the solution coordination chemistry of Cu(II).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2169-2176
Number of pages8
JournalLangmuir
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 7 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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