Chiral self-assembled monolayers in electrochemistry

Daniel Mandler*

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The activity of chiral self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) in electrochemistry is reviewed. Chiral SAMs have been used as a means of introducing stereoselectivity in electron transfer at the electrode/electrolyte interface. In most cases, a cysteine-based SAM was used on gold electrodes. Different attempts have involved the application of chiral thiolated molecules, e.g., cyclodextrin, imprinting of chiral objects and competitive complexation. More recently, spintronics in which magnetic fields applied next to chiral SAM induced chiral effects, were also reported. Yet, there is much room for additional and innovative ideas in this field of electrochemistry.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)42-47
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Electrochemistry
StatePublished - Jan 2018

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