School of Chemistry

Pick and mix superficial molecular allsorts


STM image of some molecular allsorts.

A powerful combination of surface-activated chemistry and submolecular imaging by scanning tunnelling microscopy has allowed the linking of aromatic hydrocarbons and porphyrins and the identification of the myriad of products that result.

The collaborative work between Rasmita Raval’s group (University of Liverpool)and David Amabilino is seen as a way to screen chemistry and eventually function using the same probe that is used to identify the reaction products.

Article: “Versatile Bottom-Up Construction of DiverseMacromolecules on a Surface Observed by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy” ACS NanoDOI 10.1021/nn502388u

Posted on Wednesday 1st October 2014

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