We describe the spin polarization–induced chirogenic electropolymerization of achiral 2-vinylpyridine, which forms a layer of enantioenhanced isotactic polymer on the electrode. The product formed is enantioenriched in asymmetric carbon polymer. To confirm the chirality of the polymer film formed on the electrode, we also measured its electron spin polarization properties as a function of its thickness. Two methods were used: First, spin polarization was measured by applying magnetic contact atomic force microscopy, and second, magnetoresistance was assessed in a sandwich-like four-point contact structure. We observed high spin-selective electron transmission, even for a layer thickness of 120 nm. A correlation exists between the change in the circular dichroism signal and the change in the spin polarization, as a function of thickness. The spin-filtering efficiency increases with temperature.

Spin-induced asymmetry reaction - The formation of asymmetric carbon by electropolymerization / Bhowmick, D. K.; Das, T. K.; Santra, K.; Mondal, A. K.; Tassinari, F.; Schwarz, R.; Diesendruck, C. E.; Naaman, R.. - In: SCIENCE ADVANCES. - ISSN 2375-2548. - 8:32(2022), pp. online-online. [10.1126/sciadv.abq2727]

Spin-induced asymmetry reaction - The formation of asymmetric carbon by electropolymerization

Tassinari F.;Naaman R.
2022-01-01

Abstract

We describe the spin polarization–induced chirogenic electropolymerization of achiral 2-vinylpyridine, which forms a layer of enantioenhanced isotactic polymer on the electrode. The product formed is enantioenriched in asymmetric carbon polymer. To confirm the chirality of the polymer film formed on the electrode, we also measured its electron spin polarization properties as a function of its thickness. Two methods were used: First, spin polarization was measured by applying magnetic contact atomic force microscopy, and second, magnetoresistance was assessed in a sandwich-like four-point contact structure. We observed high spin-selective electron transmission, even for a layer thickness of 120 nm. A correlation exists between the change in the circular dichroism signal and the change in the spin polarization, as a function of thickness. The spin-filtering efficiency increases with temperature.
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Spin-induced asymmetry reaction - The formation of asymmetric carbon by electropolymerization / Bhowmick, D. K.; Das, T. K.; Santra, K.; Mondal, A. K.; Tassinari, F.; Schwarz, R.; Diesendruck, C. E.; Naaman, R.. - In: SCIENCE ADVANCES. - ISSN 2375-2548. - 8:32(2022), pp. online-online. [10.1126/sciadv.abq2727]
Bhowmick, D. K.; Das, T. K.; Santra, K.; Mondal, A. K.; Tassinari, F.; Schwarz, R.; Diesendruck, C. E.; Naaman, R.
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