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Issue 33, 2011
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Halogen bonds as stabilizing interactions in a chiral self-assembled molecular monolayer

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Abstract

We report the formation of highly-ordered self-assembled monolayers of an achiral organic semiconductor molecule. STM results show spontaneous formation of very large single domains of ordered chiral monolayers. DFT calculations support the identification of halogen bonds as the primary interactions that steer molecular self-assembly, leading to organizational chirality.

Graphical abstract: Halogen bonds as stabilizing interactions in a chiral self-assembled molecular monolayer

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The article was received on 26 May 2011, accepted on 05 Jul 2011 and first published on 21 Jul 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC13114A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 9453-9455
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    Halogen bonds as stabilizing interactions in a chiral self-assembled molecular monolayer

    R. Gutzler, O. Ivasenko, C. Fu, J. L. Brusso, F. Rosei and D. F. Perepichka, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 9453
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CC13114A

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