Isomeric effects with di-iodobenzene (C6H4I2) on adsorption on graphite

Keisuke Fukutani, Ning Wu, P. A. Dowben

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Differences are seen in the adsorption of 1,2-di-iodobenzene, 1,3-di-iodobenzene, and 1,4-di-iodobenzene on graphite, as a function of exposure, using core level photoemission. The isomer 1,3-di-iodobenzene exhibits significant differences from 1,2-di-iodobenzene, and 1,4-di-iodobenzene in apparent sticking coefficients and core level binding energies. 1,3-Di-iodobenzene adsorb on graphite at 110 K in a strongly Stranski-Krastanov or Volmer-Weber (island) growth mode. The implication is that, even for small molecules adsorption, the adsorbate dipole in the plane of surface and the choice of isomer may matter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2964-2971
Number of pages8
JournalSurface Science
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Adsorption kinetics
  • Dipole interactions
  • Halobenzenes
  • Halocarbon adsorption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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