Pasteurian Segregation on a Surface Imaged In Situ at the Molecular Level

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  • Dr. Hong Xu,

    1. Division of Molecular Imaging and Photonics, Department of Chemistry, KU Leuven—University of Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200 F, B-3001, Leuven (Belgium)
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  • Wojciech J. Saletra,

    1. Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Campus Universitari de Bellaterra, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès (Catalonia, Spain)
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  • Dr. Patrizia Iavicoli,

    1. Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Campus Universitari de Bellaterra, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès (Catalonia, Spain)
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  • Dr. Bernard Van Averbeke,

    1. Service de Chimie des Matériaux Nouveaux, Université de Mons (UMONS), Place du Parc 20, 7000 Mons (Belgium)
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  • Elke Ghijsens,

    1. Division of Molecular Imaging and Photonics, Department of Chemistry, KU Leuven—University of Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200 F, B-3001, Leuven (Belgium)
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  • Dr. Kunal S. Mali,

    1. Division of Molecular Imaging and Photonics, Department of Chemistry, KU Leuven—University of Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200 F, B-3001, Leuven (Belgium)
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  • Prof. Albertus P. H. J. Schenning,

    1. Laboratory of Functional Organic Materials and Devices (SFD), Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven (the Netherlands)
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  • Dr. David Beljonne,

    1. Service de Chimie des Matériaux Nouveaux, Université de Mons (UMONS), Place du Parc 20, 7000 Mons (Belgium)
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  • Prof. Roberto Lazzaroni,

    Corresponding author
    1. Service de Chimie des Matériaux Nouveaux, Université de Mons (UMONS), Place du Parc 20, 7000 Mons (Belgium)
    • Service de Chimie des Matériaux Nouveaux, Université de Mons (UMONS), Place du Parc 20, 7000 Mons (Belgium)
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  • Prof. David B. Amabilino,

    Corresponding author
    1. Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Campus Universitari de Bellaterra, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès (Catalonia, Spain)
    • Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Campus Universitari de Bellaterra, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès (Catalonia, Spain)
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  • Prof. Steven De Feyter

    Corresponding author
    1. Division of Molecular Imaging and Photonics, Department of Chemistry, KU Leuven—University of Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200 F, B-3001, Leuven (Belgium)
    • Division of Molecular Imaging and Photonics, Department of Chemistry, KU Leuven—University of Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200 F, B-3001, Leuven (Belgium)
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  • This work was supported by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement no. NMP4-SL-2008-214340, project RESOLVE, KU Leuven (GOA), Funding for Scientific Research—Flanders (F.W.O.), IWT, the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office through IAP 7/05, the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS-FRFC), the OPTI2MAT “Pole d’Excellence” Programme of Region Wallonne, the Spanish MINECO (Project CTQ2010-16339), and DGR, Catalonia (Project 2009 SGR 158). W.J.S. thanks the CSIC for a JAE predoctoral grant co-financed by the FSE. D.B. is FNRS research director. We thank Meir Lahav for useful comments.

Abstract

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A good sort: A racemate is observed to segregate in situ upon diastereoselective adsorption on an achiral surface by surface-mediated complex formation in a liquid (see picture; yellow: enantiopure resolving agents, ovals: the enantiomers of the racemate to be resolved).

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