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Scudiero, L., Barlow, Dan E., Hipps, K. W. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2002 106 (5) 996-1003
Abstract: Thin films of vapor-deposited Ni(II) octaethylporphyrin (NiOEP) were studied supported on gold. Thin films thermally deposited onto flame-annealed Au (111) were analyzed by ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) using He I radiation and by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) using Mg Kα radiation. Reflectance absorption infrared spectroscopy (RAIRS) was used to study NiOEP films on polycrystalline gold. Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and orbital-mediated tunneling spectroscopy (STM-OMTS) were performed on submonolayer films of NiOEP supported on Au(111). The highest occupied π molecular orbitals of the porphyrin ring were seen in both STM-OMTS and in UPS at about 6.4 and 6.8 eV below the vacuum level. The lowest unoccupied π* molecular orbital of the porphyrin ring also was observed by STM-OMTS to be located near 3.4 eV below the vacuum level.
Address (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp012436m