The electro-oxidative polymerization of an enantiopure chiral 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene monomer, performed using spin-polarized currents, is shown to depend on the electron spin orientation. The spin-polarized current is shown to influence the initial nucleation rate of the polymerization reaction. This observation is rationalized in the framework of the chiral-induced spin selectivity effect.
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F.T. and R.N. acknowledge partial support from the Minerva Foundation. D.H.W. acknowledges support from the United States National Science Foundation (CBET 1852588).
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