PAPER: Chiral induction by seeding surface assemblies of chiral switches

Masini, F.; Kalashnyk, N.; Knudsen, M. M.; Cramer, J. R.; Lægsgaard, E.; Besenbacher, F.; Gothelf, K. V.; Linderoth, T. R.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 7, 13910–13913, doi: 10.1021/ja205998c

Sino-Danish Center for Molecular Nanostructures on Surfaces, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University, Denmark.


It is demonstrated by scanning tunneling microscopy that coadsorption of a molecular chiral switch with a complementary, intrinsically chiral induction seed on the Au(111) surface leads to the formation of globally homochiral molecular assemblies.

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