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Assemblies at the Liquid-Solid Interface: Chirality Expression from Molecular Conformers

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  • Dr. Yong-Tao Shen,

    1. National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), Beijing 100190 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-62656765
    2. Department School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Composite and Functional Materials, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (P. R. China)
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  • Dr. Ning-Bo Zhu,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Department of Applied Chemistry and Key Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry and Physics of the Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (P.R. China)
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  • Xue-Mei Zhang,

    1. National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), Beijing 100190 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-62656765
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  • Prof. Shengbin Lei,

    1. Key Laboratory of Microsystems and Microstructures Manufacturing, Ministry of Education and The Academy of Fundamental and Interdisciplinary Science, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, 150080 (P. R. China)
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  • Prof. Zhongqing Wei,

    1. CAS Key Lab for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (P. R. China)
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  • Dr. Min Li,

    Corresponding author
    1. CAS Key Lab for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (P. R. China)
    • CAS Key Lab for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (P. R. China)
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  • Prof. Dahui Zhao,

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Department of Applied Chemistry and Key Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry and Physics of the Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (P.R. China)
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Department of Applied Chemistry and Key Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry and Physics of the Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (P.R. China)
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  • Prof. Qing-Dao Zeng,

    Corresponding author
    1. National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), Beijing 100190 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-62656765
    • National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), Beijing 100190 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-62656765
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  • Prof. Chen Wang

    Corresponding author
    1. National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), Beijing 100190 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-62656765
    • National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), Beijing 100190 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-62656765
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Abstract

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Two foldamer molecular conformers and their self-assemblies are investigated by STM at liquid/solid interfaces. A chiral structure can be obtained both from the adsorption of the two different conformers and from the assemblies formed at the liquid–solid interface. This finding suggests a convenient approach to controlling and fabricating 2D chiral nanostructures.

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