SURFACE-ENHANCED RAMAN-SCATTERING STUDIES OF METALLOPORPHYRINS ON SILVER SOLS, MELLFS, AND ELECTRODES - EVIDENCE FOR REVERSIBLE PHOTOINDUCED DEMETALATION OF A SILVER(II) PORPHYRIN

A.H.R. Alobaidi, S.J. Rigby, Steven Bell, John McGarvey

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Abstract

A series of metalloporphyrins of the type M(TMPyP) (where M = Ag(II), Zn(II), Cu(II) and TMPyP = meso-tetrakis(4-N-methylpyridyl)porphyrin) have been investigated in solution and on the surface of silver sols, electrodes, and MELLFs (metal liquidlike films). Similar spectra were recorded on all three surfaces but significant differences in detailed behavior were found. In particular, a novel, reversible, and rapid photoinduced demetalation reaction has been observed for the AgII(TMPyP)/MELLF system. An apparently similar demetalation reaction for the same metalloporphyrin was observed on Ag electrodes but this reversed at a very much slower rate. No demetalation of Ag(II)(TMPyP) was observed with Ag sols nor with any of the other metalloporphyrins at any of the surfaces investigated. The implications of the findings in relation to the nature of the MELLF environment are briefly considered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10960-10963
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry
Volume96
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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