Device-Compatible Chiroptical Surfaces through Self-Assembly of Enantiopure Allenes

A Ozcelik, R Pereira-Cameselle, A von Weber, M Paszkiewicz, M Carlotti, T Paintner, L Zhang, T Lin, Y-Q Zhang, J V Barth, T van den Nobelen, R C Chiechi, M Jakob, U Heiz, S Chiussi, A Kartouzian, F Klappenberger, J L Alonso-Gómez

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Chiroptical methods have been proven to be superior compared to their achiral counterparts for the structural elucidation of many compounds. To expand the use of chiroptical systems to everyday applications, the development of functional materials exhibiting intense chiroptical responses is essential. Particularly, tailored and robust interfaces compatible with standard device operation conditions are required. Herein, we present the design and synthesis of chiral allenes and their use for the functionalization of gold surfaces. The self-assembly results in a monolayer-thin room-temperature-stable upstanding chiral architecture as ascertained by ellipsometry, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure. Moreover, these nanostructures anchored to device-compatible substrates feature intense chiroptical second harmonic generation. Both straightforward preparation of the device-compatible interfaces along with their chiroptical nature provide major prospects for everyday applications.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)4548-4553
Aantal pagina's6
Nummer van het tijdschrift15
StatusPublished - 17-apr-2018

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