Enantioselective adsorption of phenylalanine onto self-assembled monolayers of 1,1′-binaphthalene-2,2′-dithiol on gold

Takuya Nakanishi, Naoko Yamakawa, Toru Asahi, Tetsuya Osaka, Bunsho Ohtani, Kohei Uosaki

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Self-assembled monolayer of atropisomeric compound, 1,1′-binaphthalene-2,2′-dithiol (BNSH), provides a field for chiral discrimination. The two-dimensional chiral arrangement with screw-like units, each of which is composed of three BNSH molecules, plays an important role in the enantioselectivity of adsorption of phenylalanine, as revealed by a quartz crystal microbalance technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)740-741
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Feb 6


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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