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Lauren Benz Publishes Paper in ACS Nano

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Lauren Benz published a paper in ACS Nano on the visualization of a coupling reaction intermediate on titanium dioxide. Benzaldehyde couples to form stilbene over a reduced titanium dioxide surface in a reductive process which requires the help of subsurface titanium interstitials. Scanning tunneling microscope images combined with density functional theory calculations reveal the underlying mechanism of this process.

Benz, L. ; Haubrich, J.; Jensen, S. C.; and Friend, C. M., Molecular imaging of reductive coupling reactions: Interstitial-mediated coupling of benzaldehyde on reduced TiO2(110). ACS Nano. 2011, 5 (2) 834-843.

ContactLauren Benz | laurenbenz@sandiego.edu | (619) 260-4117