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A self-assembled array of molecular raffle wheels published in Angew. Chem.


A kagome network on the Ag(111) surface hosts guest molecules with enantiomeric selectivity. Each larger pore confines a single guest molecule. The punctuated pirouette of the guest molecule in this confined space is unravelled by a combination of density functional theory and variable temperature scanning tunnelling microscopy in real time at the single molecule level.

Rotation in an enantiospecific self-assembled array of molecular raffle wheels
D. Meier, A. Adak, P. Knecht, J. Reichert, S. Mondal, N. Suryadevara, K. S. Kumar, K. Eguchi, M. K. Muntwiler, F. Allegretti, M. Ruben, J. V. Barth, S. Narasimhan, and A. C. Papageorgiou
Angew. Chem. Int. Edit. (2021) 

DOI: 10.1002/anie.202107708