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Keywords:

  • adsorption;
  • enantioselectivity;
  • heterogeneous catalysis;
  • IR spectroscopy;
  • surface chemistry
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Chiral modification of catalysts: A comparative in situ reflection–absorption infrared spectroscopy study of the adsorption of 1-(1-naphthyl)ethylamine on Pt surfaces from solution indicated bonding mainly through the amine group and not the aromatic ring as commonly assumed (see picture). In light of these results, a rethinking of the existing model for chiral modification of catalysts may be needed.