In this paper it is experimentally demonstrated that the electron-spin/molecular-handedness interaction plays a fundamental role in the chiral recognition process. This conclusion is inferred comparing current versus potential (I-V) curves recorded using chiral electrode surfaces, which are obtained via chemisorption of an enantiopure thiophene derivative: 3,3 & PRIME;-bibenzothiophene core functionalized with 2,2 & PRIME;-bithiophene wings (BT2T4). The chiral recognition capability of these chiral-electrodes is probed via cyclic voltammetry measurements, where, Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs) capped with enantiopure BT2T4 (BT2T4@AgNP) are used as the chiral redox probe. Then, the interface handedness is explored by recording spin-polarized I-V curves in spin-dependent electrochemistry (SDE) and magnetic-conductive atomic force microscopy (mc-AFM) experiments. The quality of the interfaces is thoroughly cross-checked using X-ray photoemission spectroscopy, Raman, electrodesorption measurements, which further substantiate the metal(electrode)-sulfur(thiophene) central role in the chemisorption process. Spin-polarization values of about 15% and 30% are obtained in the case of SDE and mc-AFM experiments, respectively.It is demonstrated that probing the handedness of a chiral system (here a chiral-electrode-surface/solution interface) by using a spin-polarized current, allows for chiral recognition. This conclusion is inferred by tight comparison with cyclic voltammetry results, where the handedness of the "chiral-electrode-surface/solution interface" is recognized by using an enantiopure chiral redox couple.image

Chiral Recognition: A Spin‐Driven Process in Chiral Oligothiophene. A Chiral‐Induced Spin Selectivity (CISS) Effect Manifestation / Stefani, Andrea; Salzillo, Tommaso; Mussini, Patrizia Romana; Benincori, Tiziana; Innocenti, Massimo; Pasquali, Luca; Jones, Andrew C.; Mishra, Suryakant; Fontanesi, Claudio. - In: ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS. - ISSN 1616-301X. - 34:2(2024), pp. 1-11. [10.1002/adfm.202308948]

Chiral Recognition: A Spin‐Driven Process in Chiral Oligothiophene. A Chiral‐Induced Spin Selectivity (CISS) Effect Manifestation

Stefani, Andrea;Innocenti, Massimo;Pasquali, Luca;Fontanesi, Claudio
2024

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In this paper it is experimentally demonstrated that the electron-spin/molecular-handedness interaction plays a fundamental role in the chiral recognition process. This conclusion is inferred comparing current versus potential (I-V) curves recorded using chiral electrode surfaces, which are obtained via chemisorption of an enantiopure thiophene derivative: 3,3 & PRIME;-bibenzothiophene core functionalized with 2,2 & PRIME;-bithiophene wings (BT2T4). The chiral recognition capability of these chiral-electrodes is probed via cyclic voltammetry measurements, where, Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs) capped with enantiopure BT2T4 (BT2T4@AgNP) are used as the chiral redox probe. Then, the interface handedness is explored by recording spin-polarized I-V curves in spin-dependent electrochemistry (SDE) and magnetic-conductive atomic force microscopy (mc-AFM) experiments. The quality of the interfaces is thoroughly cross-checked using X-ray photoemission spectroscopy, Raman, electrodesorption measurements, which further substantiate the metal(electrode)-sulfur(thiophene) central role in the chemisorption process. Spin-polarization values of about 15% and 30% are obtained in the case of SDE and mc-AFM experiments, respectively.It is demonstrated that probing the handedness of a chiral system (here a chiral-electrode-surface/solution interface) by using a spin-polarized current, allows for chiral recognition. This conclusion is inferred by tight comparison with cyclic voltammetry results, where the handedness of the "chiral-electrode-surface/solution interface" is recognized by using an enantiopure chiral redox couple.image
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Chiral Recognition: A Spin‐Driven Process in Chiral Oligothiophene. A Chiral‐Induced Spin Selectivity (CISS) Effect Manifestation / Stefani, Andrea; Salzillo, Tommaso; Mussini, Patrizia Romana; Benincori, Tiziana; Innocenti, Massimo; Pasquali, Luca; Jones, Andrew C.; Mishra, Suryakant; Fontanesi, Claudio. - In: ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS. - ISSN 1616-301X. - 34:2(2024), pp. 1-11. [10.1002/adfm.202308948]
Stefani, Andrea; Salzillo, Tommaso; Mussini, Patrizia Romana; Benincori, Tiziana; Innocenti, Massimo; Pasquali, Luca; Jones, Andrew C.; Mishra, Suryakant; Fontanesi, Claudio
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