Initial Atmospheric Corrosion of Zn: Influence of Humidity on the Adsorption of Formic Acid Studied by Vibrational Sum Frequency Spectroscopy
2009 (English)In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, ISSN 1932-7447, E-ISSN 1932-7455, Vol. 113, 6169-6173 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The ZnO/Zn surface exposed to formic acid undergoes a partial, reversible dissociation to formate ion, and a protonated surface oxide and is seen to have different hydration states depending on the relative humidity. Under high relative humidity conditions it exists as a formate coordinated to the surface with the oxygen atoms toward the surface and the C-H directed away into the vapor. In a dry environment a formic acid/formate intermediate is formed, although a substantial amount of dissociated species still are present, in both hydrated and nonhydrated form. The results may have implications on the initial atmospheric corrosion of Zn and emphasize that the ZnO/Zn surface is heterogeneous with a range of acid and basic sites for the adsorption of formate and the proton.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 113, 6169-6173 p.
reflection-absorption spectroscopy; organic-constituents; oxide surfaces; in-situ; water; formate; zinc; spectra; raman; interfaces
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-11725DOI: 10.1021/jp900459qISI: 000265030200044ScopusID: 2-s2.0-65249148580OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-11725DiVA: diva2:280062
QC 201007192009-12-082009-12-082012-01-18Bibliographically approved