C N R Rao
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Volume 91 Issue 2 April 1982 pp 101-128 Physical and Theoretical
Ultraviolet and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy have been employed to investigate the adsorption of methanol, ethanol, diethylether, acetaldehyde, acetone, methyl acetate and methylamine on surfaces of Fe, Ni and Cu. All these molecules adsorb molecularly at low temperatures (≤100 K). Lone pair orbitals of these molecules are stabilized on these metal surfaces (by 0·4–1·0eV) due to molecular chemisorption. The molecules generally undergo transformations as the temperature is raised to 120 K or above. The new species produced seems to depend on the metal surface. Some of the product species identified are methoxy species, formaldehyde and carbon monoxide in the case of methanol and methyl acetate, ethoxy species in the case of ethanol and 2-propanol in the case of acetone.
Volume 93 Issue 7 September 1984 pp 1109-1109
Volume 96 Issue 6 April 1986 pp 473-498
Metallic properties are by no means confined to elemental substances alone. A variety of materials, both inorganic and organic, show metallic properties. Some of these exotic substances exhibit electrical conductivities comparable to those of elemental metals like copper. A large number of systems traverse the transition from the metallic state to the nonmetallic state when there is a change in temperature, pressure or composition. Metal oxides provide a wide range of materials exhibiting metallic behaviour or going through the metal to non-metal (
Volume 98 Issue 4 May 1987 pp 340-340 Erratum
Volume 98 Issue 5-6 June 1987 pp 341-342
Volume 99 Issue 1-2 August 1987 pp 1-1
Volume 105 Issue 4-5 August 1993 pp 303-309 Rapid Communications
Upon Birch reduction, C70 forms C70H30 as a major product. Besides reporting spectroscopic properties, we discuss the possible structures of C70H30 and suggest that the most stable structure is derived by exclusive 1,4-addition to the corannulene units and to the central pentaphenyl belt in C70.
Volume 113 Issue 3 June 2001 pp 227-234
Mesoporous aluminosilicate spheres of 0.3–0.4 Μm diameter, with different Si/Al ratios, have been prepared by surfactant templating. Surface area of these materials is in the 510–970 m2 g-1 range and pore diameter in the 15–20 å range.
Volume 130 Issue 10 October 2018 Article ID 0131
MoS2 and MoSe2 in the stable semiconducting 2H form show negligible photocatalytic activity for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). By linking the layers of the dichalcogenide with layers of other 2D materials such as carbon-rich borocarbonitride (BC7N), one can enhance the photochemical HER activitysignificantly. Interestingly, such nanocomposites, MoSe2–MoSe2 and MoSe2–BCN show high photocatalytic activity even though the dichalcogenide itself is in the 2H form. This study shows the important role played by covalent cross-linking of layered compounds. Photocatalytic activity of covalently cross-linked layer of 2H-MoSe2 is higher than that of 2H-MoS2. Unlike the 2H forms, the metallic 1T forms of MoS2 and MoSe2 prepared by lithium intercalation followed by exfoliation, exhibit high photocatalytic HER activity. Unfortunately, materials prepared by lithium intercalation are unstable. The 1T forms of MoSe2 and MoS2 prepared by solvothermal or hydrothermal methods are, however, quite stable and exhibit good photochemical activity for HER. The 1T forms are generally superior to the covalently linked 2H forms. The present study shows how MoSe2 and MoS2 in both 2H and 1T forms can be exploited for photochemical HER activity by appropriate chemical manipulation.
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