Spectroscopic tracking of molecular transport junctions generated by using click chemistry

Xiaodong Chen, Adam B. Braunschweig, Michael J. Wiester, Sina Yeganeh, Mark A. Ratner, Chad A. Mirkin

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Click to fill the gap: The in situ modular fabrication of molecular transport junctions in nanogaps generated by on-wire lithography is achieved by using click chemistry (see picture). The formation of molecular junctions proceeds in high yields and can be used to test different molecules; the triazole group also maintains conjugation in the molecular wires. Raman spectroscopy is used to characterize the molecular assembly processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5178-5181
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - Jun 29 2009



  • Click chemistry
  • Fluorene
  • Molecular electronics
  • Nanowires
  • On-wire lithography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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