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|Substrate induced strain for on-surface transformation and synthesis
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|SU JIE, Wu, Xinbang, Song, Shaotang, TELYCHKO MYKOLA, LU JIONG (2020-04-14). Substrate induced strain for on-surface transformation and synthesis. Nanoscale 12 (14) : 7500-7508. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0nr01270j
|Intermolecular strain has long been used to steer and promote chemical reactions towards desired products in wet chemical synthesis. However, similar protocols have not been adopted for the on-surface synthesis on solid substrates due to the complexity of reaction processes. Recent advances in the sub-molecular resolution with scanning probe microscopy allow us to capture on-surface reaction pathways and to gain substantial insights into the role of strain in chemical reactions. The primary focus of this review is to highlight the recent findings on strain-induced on-surface reactions. Such substrate-induced processes can be applied to alter the chemical reactivity and to drive on-surface chemical reactions in different manners, which provides a promising alternative approach for on-surface synthesis. This review aims to shed light on the utilization of substrate-induced strain for on-surface transformation and synthesis of atomically-precise novel functional nanomaterials.
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