[J. Am. Chem. Soc.] 我室吴德印教授发表论文:Plasmonic Photoelectrochemical Coupling Reactions of para-Aminobenzoic Acid on Nanostructured Gold Electrodes

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我室吴德印教授在 J. Am. Chem. Soc. 上发表论文:Plasmonic Photoelectrochemical Coupling Reactions of para-Aminobenzoic Acid on Nanostructured Gold Electrodes

摘要:Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) bridges photonics and photoelectrochemistry by providing an effective interaction between absorption and confinement of light to surface electrons of plasmonic metal nanostructures (PMNs). SPR enhances the Raman intensity enormously in surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and leads to the plasmon-mediated chemical reaction on the surface of nanostructured metal electrodes. To observe variations in chemical reactivity and selectivity, we studied the SPR photoelectrochemical reactions of para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) on nanostructured gold electrodes. The head-to-tail coupling product “4-[(4-imino-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-ylidene)amino]benzoic acid (ICBA)” and the head-to-head coupling product p,p′–azodibenzoate (ADBA) were obtained from PABA adsorbed on PMN-modified gold electrodes. In particular, under acidic and neutral conditions, ICBA was obtained as the main product, and ADBA was obtained as the minor product. At the same time, under basic conditions, ADBA was obtained as the major product, and ICBA was obtained as the minor product. We have also provided sufficient evidence for the oxidation of the tail-to-tail coupling reaction product that occurred in a nonaqueous medium rather than in an aqueous medium. The above finding was validated by the cyclic voltammetry, SERS, and theoretical calculation results of possible reaction intermediates, namely, 4-aminophenlylenediamine, 4-hydroxyphenlylenediamine, and benzidine. The theoretical adsorption model and experimental results indicated that PABA has been adsorbed as para-aminobenzoate on the gold cluster in a bidentate configuration. This work offers a new view toward the modulation of selective surface catalytic coupling reactions on PMN, which benefits the hot carrier transfer efficiency at photoelectrochemical interfaces.

文章链接:https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jacs.1c10447