Chapter 11. Atomic Force Microscopy-Based Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy of Synthetic Supramolecular Dimers and Polymers

  1. Dr. Paolo Samorì3,4
  1. Shan Zou1,
  2. Holger Schönherr2 and
  3. G. Julius Vancso2

Published Online: 29 JUN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527608516.ch11

Scanning Probe Microscopies Beyond Imaging: Manipulation of Molecules and Nanostructures

Scanning Probe Microscopies Beyond Imaging: Manipulation of Molecules and Nanostructures

How to Cite

Zou, S., Schönherr, H. and Vancso, G. J. (2006) Atomic Force Microscopy-Based Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy of Synthetic Supramolecular Dimers and Polymers, in Scanning Probe Microscopies Beyond Imaging: Manipulation of Molecules and Nanostructures (ed P. Samorì), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527608516.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Istituto per la Sintesi Organica e la Fotoreattività, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy

  2. 4

    Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie, Supramoléculaires (ISIS), Université Louis Pasteur, 8 allée Gaspard Monge, 67083 Strasbourg, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology and Materials Science and Technology of Polymers, University of Twente, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    University of Twente, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology and Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Materials Science and Technology of Polymers, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JUN 2006
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527312696

Online ISBN: 9783527608515

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Keywords:

  • atomic force microscopy-based single-molecule force spectroscopy;
  • synthetic supramolecular dimers and polymers;
  • supramolecular interactions;
  • π-electron stacking;
  • AFM-based single-molecule force spectroscopy (SMFS);
  • rupture bonds;
  • SMFS of synthetic supramolecular dimers and polymers;
  • metal-mediated coordination interactions;
  • charge-transfer complexes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Supramolecular Interactions

    • Hydrogen Bonds

    • Coordinative Bonds

    • π-Electron Stacking

  • AFM-Based Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy (SMFS)

    • SMFS Experiments

    • Rupture Forces of Molecular Bonds

      • Rupture of Single Bonds

      • Crossover from Near-Equilibrium to Far-from-Equilibrium Unbinding and Effect of Soft Polymer Linkages on Strengths

      • Rupture of Multiple Bonds

  • SMFS of Synthetic Supramolecular Dimers and Polymers

    • Host–Guest Interactions in Inclusion Complexes

      • β-CD-Based Inclusion Complexes

      • Inclusion Complexes of Resorc[4]arene Cavitands

      • Inclusion Complexes of Crown Ethers

    • Host–Guest Interactions via H-bonds: Quadruple H-bonded UPy Complexes

    • Metal-Mediated Coordination Interactions

      • Interactions Between Histidine and Nickel Nitrilotriacetate

      • Metallo-Supramolecular Ruthenium(II) Complexes

    • Charge-Transfer Complexes

  • Conclusions and Outlook