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The adsorption of methanol on the Pd(111) surface at 80, 90, and 100 K has been studied by polarization modulation infrared reflection-absorption spectroscopy. It is found that the adsorption of methanol on the palladium surface does not proceed via the layer-by-layer mechanism. At temperatures below 100 K, methanol adsorbs molecularly to form clusters containing several hydrogen-bonded CH 3 OH molecules. These clusters have low thermal stability and decompose even at 100 K to form isolated methanol molecules bonded with palladium atoms. As a result, at a temperature between 100 and 120 K, methanol adsorbs intact to produce adsorbed isolated molecules. These adsorbed species fast desorb at a temperature above 120 K. The dehydration of methanol is not observed under used conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7259-7265
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2019

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