Off-Center Rotation of CuPc Molecular Rotor on a Bi(111) Surface and the Chiral Feature
AbstractMolecular rotors with an off-center axis and the chiral feature of achiral CuPc molecules on a semi-metallic Bi(111) surface have been investigated by means of a scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) at liquid nitrogen (LN2) temperature. The rotation axis of each CuPc molecular rotor is located at the end of a phthalocyanine group. As molecular coverage increases, the CuPc molecules are self-assembled into various nanoclusters and finally into two-dimensional (2D) domains, in which each CuPc molecule exhibits an apparent chiral feature. Such chiral features of the CuPc molecules can be attributed to the combined effect of asymmetric charge transfer between the CuPc and Bi(111) substrate, and the intermolecular van der Waals interactions. View Full-Text
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Sun, K.; Tao, M.-L.; Tu, Y.-B.; Wang, J.-Z. Off-Center Rotation of CuPc Molecular Rotor on a Bi(111) Surface and the Chiral Feature. Molecules 2017, 22, 740.
Sun K, Tao M-L, Tu Y-B, Wang J-Z. Off-Center Rotation of CuPc Molecular Rotor on a Bi(111) Surface and the Chiral Feature. Molecules. 2017; 22(5):740.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sun, Kai; Tao, Min-Long; Tu, Yu-Bing; Wang, Jun-Zhong. 2017. "Off-Center Rotation of CuPc Molecular Rotor on a Bi(111) Surface and the Chiral Feature." Molecules 22, no. 5: 740.
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