Chiral Induction and amplification in supramolecular systems at the liquid-solid interface

Hong Xu, E. Ghijsens, S.J. George, M. Wolffs, Z. Tomovic, A.P.H.J. Schenning, S. Feyter, de

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Chiral induction and amplification in surface-confined supramolecular monolayers are investigated at the liquid–solid interface. Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) proves that achiral molecules can self-assemble into globally chiral patterns through a variety of approaches, including induction by chiral solvents or by a novel chiral amplification method. Our study demonstrates the aptness of both approaches, which have already been applied to (supramolecular) polymers in solution, to create chiral supramolecular monolayers at the liquid–solid interface
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1583-1590
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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