Chemisorption geometry of formate on TiO2(110) by photoelectron diffraction

S. A. Chambers, S. Thevuthasan, Y. J. Kim, G. S. Herman, Z. Wang, E. Tober, R. Ynzunza, J. Morais, C. H F Peden, K. Ferris, C. S. Fadley

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We have combined photoelectron diffraction in both scanned-angle and scanned-energy modes with Hartree-Fock calculations to investigate the interface structure of HCOO- on TiO2(110). Formate anions bind through the oxygens to Ti cation rows along [001] with a 2 × periodicity and an O-C-O bond angle of 126 ± 4°. Each anion binds to two Ti cations with an adsorbate-substrate bond distance of 2.0 ± 0.1 Å.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-57
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 1997
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Chambers, S. A., Thevuthasan, S., Kim, Y. J., Herman, G. S., Wang, Z., Tober, E., Ynzunza, R., Morais, J., Peden, C. H. F., Ferris, K., & Fadley, C. S. (1997). Chemisorption geometry of formate on TiO2(110) by photoelectron diffraction. Chemical Physics Letters, 267(1-2), 51-57.