Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 43, Issue 10, pp 3459–3465 | Cite as

Structure and electrochemical reactivity of new sulphur–silicon podands adsorbed on silver or gold surfaces

  • Bogusława Łęska
  • Radosław PankiewiczEmail author
  • Błażej Gierczyk
  • Grzegorz Schroeder
  • Bogumił Brzezinski
NanoSmat 2007 - International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials


By the self-assembly monolayer (SAM) organization, three new podands belonging to silylpropanethiols have been tested as to their ability to form nanolayers protecting the noble metal surface (gold or silver) and to form complexes with monovalent metal cations on the metal surfaces. The stable self-assembled chemisorbed layers, providing protection to metal surface against electrooxidation and capable of blocking propylene carbonate (PC) electroreduction and Li electrodeposition were produced. Reflection-absorption infrared spectroscopy (RAIRS) indicated cleavage of the S–H bond upon adsorption of species 1–3 with the formation of S–Ag bonds on the metal surface. By cyclic voltammetry, it was found that the primary adsorbate formed on a Au electrode at Ead (between −0.2 and −1.2 V vs. SCE) underwent reductive desorption at E < −1.3 V vs. SCE. The structures of 1–3 and their complexes with Na+ cations on the Ag surfaces were calculated and visualized by the AM1d semi-empirical method.


Gold Surface LiClO4 Propylene Carbonate Propylene Carbonate Noble Metal Surface 



This work was financially supported by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Grant no. N20410931/2553 during 2006–2007).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bogusława Łęska
    • 1
  • Radosław Pankiewicz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Błażej Gierczyk
    • 1
  • Grzegorz Schroeder
    • 1
  • Bogumił Brzezinski
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of ChemistryA. Mickiewicz UniversityPoznanPoland

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