We thank Meir Lahav, Isabelle Weissbuch, and Ivan Kuzmenko for discussions. We acknowledge financial support from the Minerva Foundation, the Danish National Research Council, and the Fund for Basic Research of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
Surface X-ray Scattering Study of Stereospecific Adsorption of Additives onto the Surface of a Molecular Crystal Grown from Solution†
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
Copyright © 1997 by VCH Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Germany
Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume 36, Issue 9, pages 959–962, May 16, 1997
How to Cite
Gidalevitz, D., Feidenhans'l, R. and Leiserowitz, L. (1997), Surface X-ray Scattering Study of Stereospecific Adsorption of Additives onto the Surface of a Molecular Crystal Grown from Solution. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 36: 959–962. doi: 10.1002/anie.199709591
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Manuscript Received: 22 JUL 1996
- amino acids;
- crystal growth;
- surface analysis
An ordered layer of (S)-methionine is attached to the (010) face of α-glycine when the crystals are brought into contact with a saturated solution of glycine containing (S)-methionine as additive. The direct evidence was obtained by grazing incidence X-ray scattering experiments, which also indicated different behavior for the (010) and (010) faces. The concentration of the surface-bound methionine molecules was determined to be 4:1.