The present study deals with comparing the interaction mechanism of adsorbed organic vapours with Copper Phthalocyanine thin films in its substituted and unsubstituted forms. For this purpose, the variations in vibrational levels of substituted CuPc (CuPcS) functionalized with tetrasulfonic acid tetrasodium salt and unsubstituted CuPc after exposure with methanol and benzene vapours is analyzed. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) is used to study the interaction behaviour. The bulkier group tetrasulfonic acid tetrasodium salt added to CuPc leads to occupation of more space in the molecular arrangement as compared to unsubstituted CuPc and hence alteration of its properties. FTIR spectra of CuPc and CuPcS before and after vapours exposures highlighted the effect of these vapours on the various bonds and the role of functional group in altering the molecular structure of CuPcS during interaction with adsorbed vapours.
Spectroscopic interaction studies of substituted and unsubstituted copper phthalocyanine with adsorbed organic vapours
R. Ridhi, Jasmeen Kang, G. S. S. Saini, S. K. Tripathi; Spectroscopic interaction studies of substituted and unsubstituted copper phthalocyanine with adsorbed organic vapours. AIP Conf. Proc. 8 May 2018; 1953 (1): 030172. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5032507
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