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Orbital-selective single molecule reactions on a metal surface studied using low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy

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Abstract

The injection of tunneling electrons from the scanning tunneling microscope tip into the molecule induces the single molecule reactions of acetonitrile adsorbed on Pt(111). The voltage dependence indicated that the resonant tunneling of electrons into the antibonding molecular orbitals gives rise to the desorption and the decomposition of acetonitrile.

Graphical abstract: Orbital-selective single molecule reactions on a metal surface studied using low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy

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Submitted
04 Feb 2013
Accepted
30 Mar 2013
First published
03 Apr 2013

Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 4679-4681
Article type
Communication

Orbital-selective single molecule reactions on a metal surface studied using low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy

S. Katano, Y. Kim, M. Trenary and M. Kawai, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 4679
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC40949J

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