XPS and NEXAFS study of tyrosine-terminated propanethiol assembled on gold
2003 (English)In: Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, ISSN 0368-2048, Vol. 128, no 2-3, 159-164 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Tyrosine-terminated propanethiol (TPT), tyrosine linked to 3-mercaptopropionic acid through an amide bond, is adsorbed to gold surfaces. The adsorbates are characterized by means of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy (NEXAFS). XPS is used to investigate the chemical binding and electronic structure of the monolayer. Strong molecular binding of the tyrosine derivative on the gold surface through the sulfur atom is attained. Angle-dependent XPS results shows that TPT molecules are oriented with the sulfur atoms molecularly oriented close to the gold surface and that the phenol moiety is oriented away from the gold surface. Average orientation of the adsorbate on gold is deduced using the NEXAFS results. It shows that the main molecular axis is tilted approximately 38° relative to the Au surface normal. The ring plane of the phenol moiety exhibits a preferential orientation with an average tilt angle of the normal of the ring plane from the surface normal of about 60°.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 128, no 2-3, 159-164 p.
NEXAFS, Tyrosine, XPS
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-46570DOI: 10.1016/S0368-2048(02)00271-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-46570DiVA: diva2:267466