The Synergy Between Dynamics and Reactivity at Clusters and Surfaces

  • Louis J. Farrugia

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 465)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. U. Heiz, R. Sherwood, D. M. Cox, A. Kaldor, J. T. Yates Jr
    Pages 37-47
  3. Cecil Dybowski, Mark A. Hepp
    Pages 49-61
  4. K. Vrieze, C. J. Elsevier
    Pages 95-111
  5. L. J. Farrugia, D. Ellis, A. M. Senior
    Pages 141-157
  6. Michael J. McGlinchey, Luc Girard, Andreas Decken
    Pages 203-216
  7. Santiago Alvarez, Pere Alemany, Gabriel Aullon, Ana A. Palacios, Juan J. Novoa
    Pages 241-255
  8. Brian F. G. Johnson
    Pages 317-333
  9. Francesca Calderoni, Maria Carmela Iapalucci, Giuliano Longoni, Umberto Testoni
    Pages 335-349
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 361-368

About this book


The analogy between the chemistry of molecular transition metal clusters and the processes of chemisorption and catalysis at metal surfaces (the Cluster Surface analogy) has for a number of years provided an interplay between experimental and theoretical inorganic and physical chemists. This collaborative approach has born fruit in the use of well defined modes of metal-ligand bonding in discrete molecular clusters, models for metal-ligand binding on surfaces. Some of the key topics discussed in The Synergy between Dynamics and Reactivity at Clusters and Surfaces are: (1) Mechanisms of the fluxional behaviour in clusters in the liquid phase and the connections with diffusion processes on extended surfaces. The role of metal-metal bond breaking in diffusion. (2) Analogies in the structure of chemisorbed species and related ligands on metallic clusters. (3) Analogies between benzene surface chemistry on extended metal surfaces and on metal surfaces in molecular cluster compounds with particular reference to structural distortions. (4) The role of mobile precursors for dissociation of chemisorption on extended metals and on clusters. Are there analogies in the ligand attachment during cluster compound synthesis? (5) The role of defect sites on metal surfaces in catalyzing chemical reactions and the connection to the special bonding properties of sites on metal clusters having lowest metal-metal coordination. (6) The size of metal clusters needed to mimic surface phenomena on bulk metal surfaces. Different sites needed for different phenomena.


Osmium Rhenium Ruthenium adsorption bonding carbon catalysis gold metals nickel platinum silver stereochemistry structure transition metal

Editors and affiliations

  • Louis J. Farrugia
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowScotland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4060-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0133-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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