Vibrational spectroscopy of cinnamaldehyde on graphite and supported Pd islands

Christele-Marin Grimaud, Denis Radosavkic, S Ustaze, Richard Palmer

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We report the first experimental study of the adsorption of cinnamaldehyde on surfaces under ultra high vacuum (UHV) conditions. Cinnamaldehyde is an alpha,beta-unsaturated aldehyde with important applications in the fine chemicals sector. High-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (HREELS) is employed to investigate the vibrational modes of cinnamaldehyde condensed on graphite at 100 K and absorbed an the surface of a Pd islands film (supported on graphite), also at 100 K. In the case of the Pd film, we find strong evidence for a parallel orientation of the phenyl ring consistent with theoretical calculations. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2001


  • graphite
  • palladium
  • cinnamaldehyde


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