Assembly of a chiral amino acid on an unreactive surface: (S)-proline on Au(111)

Riho Thomas Seljamae Green, Grant James Simpson, Federico Grillo, John Greenwood, Stephen Malcolm Francis, Renald Schaub, Paolo Lacovig, Christopher John Baddeley

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The adsorption of (S)-proline on Au(111) at 300 K was studied by low-temperature scanning tunnelling microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and high resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy. (S)-proline adsorbs to produce a 2-D gas phase at 300 K which can be condensed to form ordered molecular assemblies on cooling to 77 K. The chemical nature of the self-assembled structures is discussed in light of the information provided by photoelectron and vibrational spectroscopies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3495–3501
Issue number12
Early online date7 Mar 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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