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Spectroscopy and Photoreactions of Organometallic Molecules on Surfaces

  • C. J. Chen (a1) and R. M. Osgood (a1)


A study of the UV photochemistry of organometallic molecules in the vapor and adsorbed phases is discussed. The gas-phase spectra is interpreted on the basis of molecular orbital theory and experimental data. The absorption spectra of the surface adlayers are determined by computer subtraction of the gas-phase spectra and an intepretation is provided. The influence of metalsubstrate microstructure on UV photochemical reactions of metal alkyls is briefly discussed.



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