Organic reactivity in confined spaces under scanning tunneling microscopy control: tailoring the nanoscale world

L. Piot, D. Bonifazi, P. Samori,
Adv. Funct. Mater. 2007, 17, 3689-3693
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200700785


Submolecularly resolved scanning tunnelling microscopy studies of reactions occurring in confined space (i.e., in two dimensions on a surface, see figure) provide genuine insight into the chemical reaction mechanism and offer new ways to achieve greater control over the reactivity of organic molecules.

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