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Dissociation and hierarchical assembly of chiral esters on metallic surfaces

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Abstract

The interaction of a de novo synthesised ester with single crystal metal surfaces has been investigated as a model system for the heterogeneous hydrogenolysis of esters. Scanning tunnelling microscopy measurements show dissociative adsorption at room temperature on Cu(110) but no significant reaction on Au(111). The dissociative pathway has been identified by comparing with possible fragment species, demonstrating that the ester cleavage occurs along the RCH(CH3)–OC(O)R bond.

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The article was received on 30 Jan 2013, accepted on 12 Apr 2013, published on 12 Apr 2013 and first published online on 12 Apr 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC40805A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 6477-6479
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    Dissociation and hierarchical assembly of chiral esters on metallic surfaces

    B. Moreton, Z. Fang, M. Wills and G. Costantini, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 6477
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC40805A

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