Chemistry in Confined Geometries: Reactions at an Organic Surface (pages 657–660)
Ketheeswari Rajalingam, Asif Bashir, Mihaela Badin, Felicitas Schröder, Ned Hardman, Thomas Strunskus, Roland A. Fischer and Christof Wöll
Version of Record online: 5 MAR 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.200700044
Two-dimensional reactions: Modification of organothiol self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) adsorbed on solid surfaces opens new possibilities for applications of such systems. However, reactions at organic monolayers display vastly different kinetics than in solution and are shown to initiate at defects in the monolayer structure and proceed along a one-dimensional reaction front (see picture).