Periodic trends in electrode-chemisorbate bonding: benzonitrile on platinum-group and other noble metals as probed by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy combined with density functional theory.

Detailed intramolecular vibrational spectra obtained by means of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) for benzonitrile adsorbed on seven electrode surfaces-four Pt-group metals (platinum, palladium, rhodium, and iridium) and the Group IB metals (copper, silver, and gold)-are reported with the aim of exploring the metal-dependent nature of surface… CONTINUE READING