Propagation of conformation in the surface-aligned dissociation of single CH3SSCH3 molecules on Au(111).

@article{Maksymovych2006PropagationOC,
  title={Propagation of conformation in the surface-aligned dissociation of single CH3SSCH3 molecules on Au(111).},
  author={Peter Maksymovych and J. Terry Yates},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={128 33},
  pages={10642-3}
}
Single CH3SSCH3 molecules adsorb on the Au(111) surface in a trans-conformation. Subsequent electron-induced dissociation of CH3SSCH3 cleaves the S-S bond and produces a pair of CH3S fragments. The dissociation process was found to preserve the conformation of the parent molecule with a high probability of 75% and imprint it in the relative position and… CONTINUE READING