Towards "mechanochemistry": Mechanically induced isomerizations of thiolate-gold clusters

Daniel Krüger, Roger Rousseau, Harald Fuchs, Dominik Marx

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Stretching the imagination: Based on simulations it is proposed that atommanipulation techniques, such as atomic force microscopy (AFM), could be used t, draw and manipulate monoatomic nano wires using thiolates anchored to gold clusters on surfaces (see picture, gold Au, yellow S). At the same time, the forceversus-extension curve is diagnostic for the isomerizations of the underlying covalently bound species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2251-2253
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - May 25 2003


  • Chemisorption
  • Cluster compounds
  • Gold
  • Molecular electronics
  • Nanostructures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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