Fourier transform infrared study of the photo-induced interaction of Re2(CO)10 with hydroxylated alumina surface

S. Dobos, A. Beck, L. Guczi, A. Vizi-Orosz

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Re2(CO)10 adsorbed on hydroxylated alumina support was found to be bonded to the surface by physisorption. In the dark, only very slow surface reaction, if any, takes place. UV irradiation of the cluster supported on alumina leads to formation of rhenium tricarbonylic surface species [(OH)Re(CO)3]4 and Re(CO)3(OAl)(HOAl)2 of very high thermal stability (< 673 K). The alumina surface directs the reaction such that only the above tricarbonylic species form, in contrast to the photo-induced reaction in solutions, from which a series of intermediates and byproducts is usually obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-214
Number of pages4
JournalVibrational Spectroscopy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 14 1990


  • Alumina
  • Fourier transform
  • Infrared spectrometry
  • Photo-induced interaction
  • Rhenium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Spectroscopy

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