Chiral induction by seeding surface assemblies of chiral switches

J Am Chem Soc. 2011 Sep 7;133(35):13910-3. doi: 10.1021/ja205998c. Epub 2011 Aug 15.


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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Gold / chemistry*
  • Microscopy, Scanning Tunneling*
  • Stereoisomerism
  • Surface Properties


  • Gold