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Takuya Masuda, Hitoshi Fukumitsu, Satoru Takakusagi, Wang-Jae Chun, Toshihiro Kondo, Kiyotaka Asakura and Kohei Uosaki Molecular Catalysts Confined on and Within Molecular Layers Formed on a Si(111) Surface with Direct Si–C Bonds Advanced Materials 24

Version of Record online: 4 OCT 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201102491

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Two examples of confined molecular catalysts are presented. PtCl42− complexes are attached to a thiol-terminated monolayer by ligand exchange of Cl with a thiolate group and incorporated in a multilayer of viologen moieties by ion exchange. All Cl ligands are replaced by OH or H2O before HER takes place. Ex situ and in situ XAFS measurements confirm that the Pt complexes accelerate HER without being converted into Pt particles.

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