Isocyanide Ligands Adsorbed on Metal Surfaces: Applications in Catalysis, Nanochemistry, and Molecular Electronics

TitleIsocyanide Ligands Adsorbed on Metal Surfaces: Applications in Catalysis, Nanochemistry, and Molecular Electronics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsAngelici RJ, Lazar M
Journal TitleInorganic Chemistry
Volume47
Pages9155-9165
Date Published10
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0020-1669
Accession NumberISI:000259988600012
Keywordsadsorption, BENZYL ISOCYANIDE, complexes, COVALENT ATTACHMENT, DIISOCYANIDE, ENHANCED RAMAN-SCATTERING, GOLD NANOPARTICLE SURFACES, ISOCYANIDE, METHYL, PT(111) SURFACE, SINGLE-MOLECULE
Abstract

Knowledge of the coordination chemistry and reactivity of isocyanide ligands in transition-metal complexes forms the basis for understanding the adsorption and reactions of isocyanides on metal surfaces. In this overview, we explore reactions (often catalytic) of isocyanides adsorbed on metal surfaces that reflect their patterns of reactivity in metal complexes. We also examine applications of isocyanide adsorption to the stabilization of metal nanoparticles, the functionalization of metal electrodes, and the creation of conducting organic-metal junctions in molecule-scale electronic devices.

DOI10.1021/ic800513t
Alternate JournalInorg. Chem.