Adsorption of Dimethyl Methylphosphonate on MoO3: The Role of Oxygen Vacancies

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Dimethyl methylphosphonate (DMMP) is a common chemical warfare agent simulant and is widely used in adsorption studies. To further increase the understanding of DMMP interactions with metal oxides, ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy was used to study the adsorption of DMMP on MoO , including the effects of oxygen vacancies, surface hydroxyl groups, and adsorbed molecular water. Density functional theory calculations were used to aid in the interpretation of the APXPS results. An inherent lack of Lewis acid metal sites results in weak interactions of DMMP with MoO . Adsorption is enhanced by the presence of oxygen vacancies, hydroxyl groups, and molecular water on the MoO surface, as measured by photoelectron spectroscopy. Computational results agree with these findings and suggest the formation of methanol through several possible pathways, but all require a proton transferred from a hydroxyl group on the surface. 3 3 3

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Cited Authors

  • Head, AR; Tsyshevsky, R; Trotochaud, L; Yu, Y; Kyhl, L; Karslloǧlu, O; Kuklja, MM; Bluhm, H

Published Date

  • December 29, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 120 / 51

Start / End Page

  • 29077 - 29088

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1932-7455

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1932-7447

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b07340

Citation Source

  • Scopus