One-dimensional molecular zippers

Hyo Won Kim, Jaehoon Jung, Mina Han, Seongjoon Lim, Kaoru Tamada, Masahiko Hara, Maki Kawai, Yousoo Kim, Young Kuk

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We synthesized an azobenzene derivative to demonstrate a one-dimensional molecular zipper. The formation and underlying mechanism of the molecular zipper formed by combined hydrogen-bonding and van der Waals interactions between adjacent molecules were investigated on a Au(111) surface using scanning tunneling microscopy and density functional theory calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9236-9238
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Jun 22 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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Kim, H. W., Jung, J., Han, M., Lim, S., Tamada, K., Hara, M., ... Kuk, Y. (2011). One-dimensional molecular zippers. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133(24), 9236-9238.