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Two-dimensional chirality at liquid–solid interfaces

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This tutorial review highlights the formation of chiral molecular patterns at the liquid–solid interface, revealed at the submolecular level with scanning tunnelling microscopy. It is shown that chiral patterns can be formed by both chiral and achiral molecules. The assembly of mixtures of mirror-image-like molecules gets special attention. Finally, non-standard methods to induce surface chirality in achiral systems are discussed.

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The article was received on 02 Sep 2008 and first published on 08 Jan 2009

Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/B800403J
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009,38, 722-736

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    Two-dimensional chirality at liquid–solid interfaces

    J. A. A. W. Elemans, I. De Cat, H. Xu and S. De Feyter, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009, 38, 722
    DOI: 10.1039/B800403J

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