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Direct Imaging of Covalent Bond Structure in Single-Molecule Chemical Reactions

Overview of attention for article published in Science, May 2013
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Title
Direct Imaging of Covalent Bond Structure in Single-Molecule Chemical Reactions
Published in
Science, May 2013
DOI 10.1126/science.1238187
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Authors

D. G. de Oteyza, P. Gorman, Y.-C. Chen, S. Wickenburg, A. Riss, D. J. Mowbray, G. Etkin, Z. Pedramrazi, H.-Z. Tsai, A. Rubio, M. F. Crommie, F. R. Fischer

Abstract

Observing the intricate chemical transformation of an individual molecule as it undergoes a complex reaction is a long-standing challenge in molecular imaging. Advances in scanning probe microscopy now provide the tools to visualize not only the frontier orbitals of chemical reaction partners and products, but their internal covalent bond configurations as well. We used noncontact atomic force microscopy to investigate reaction-induced changes in the detailed internal bond structure of individual oligo-(phenylene-1,2-ethynylenes) on a (100) oriented silver surface as they underwent a series of cyclization processes. Our images reveal the complex surface reaction mechanisms underlying thermally induced cyclization cascades of enediynes. Calculations using ab initio density functional theory provide additional support for the proposed reaction pathways.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 15 3%
United States 14 2%
United Kingdom 8 1%
Japan 7 1%
Spain 6 1%
Switzerland 4 <1%
China 4 <1%
Netherlands 4 <1%
Belgium 3 <1%
Other 14 2%
Unknown 498 86%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 208 36%
Researcher 123 21%
Student > Master 62 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 40 7%
Student > Bachelor 36 6%
Other 108 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 195 34%
Physics and Astronomy 152 26%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 84 15%
Materials Science 44 8%
Unspecified 33 6%
Other 69 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 765. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 September 2018.
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#6,452
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Outputs from Science
#432
of 61,125 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#53
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Outputs of similar age from Science
#5
of 867 outputs
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