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Imaging single-molecule reaction intermediates stabilized by surface dissipation and entropy

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Chemistry, May 2016
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289 tweeters
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6 Facebook pages
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Title
Imaging single-molecule reaction intermediates stabilized by surface dissipation and entropy
Published in
Nature Chemistry, May 2016
DOI 10.1038/nchem.2506
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Authors

Alexander Riss, Alejandro Pérez Paz, Sebastian Wickenburg, Hsin-Zon Tsai, Dimas G. De Oteyza, Aaron J. Bradley, Miguel M. Ugeda, Patrick Gorman, Han Sae Jung, Michael F. Crommie, Angel Rubio, Felix R. Fischer

Abstract

Chemical transformations at the interface between solid/liquid or solid/gaseous phases of matter lie at the heart of key industrial-scale manufacturing processes. A comprehensive study of the molecular energetics and conformational dynamics that underlie these transformations is often limited to ensemble-averaging analytical techniques. Here we report the detailed investigation of a surface-catalysed cross-coupling and sequential cyclization cascade of 1,2-bis(2-ethynyl phenyl)ethyne on Ag(100). Using non-contact atomic force microscopy, we imaged the single-bond-resolved chemical structure of transient metastable intermediates. Theoretical simulations indicate that the kinetic stabilization of experimentally observable intermediates is determined not only by the potential-energy landscape, but also by selective energy dissipation to the substrate and entropic changes associated with key transformations along the reaction pathway. The microscopic insights gained here pave the way for the rational design and control of complex organic reactions at the surface of heterogeneous catalysts.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
Switzerland 2 1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Unknown 157 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 62 37%
Researcher 24 14%
Student > Master 23 14%
Professor > Associate Professor 11 7%
Student > Bachelor 10 6%
Other 30 18%
Unknown 6 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 78 47%
Physics and Astronomy 39 23%
Materials Science 14 8%
Engineering 6 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 4%
Other 11 7%
Unknown 12 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 405. 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 05 February 2019.
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#33,094
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Outputs from Nature Chemistry
#9
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#1,148
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Outputs of similar age from Nature Chemistry
#1
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