Formation of Chiral Surface with Enantiomeric Tartaric Acid on Gemini-Structured Self-Assembled Monolayers
Abstract:Chiral surfaces were prepared by L, D, and Meso-tartaric acids (TAs) adsorbed on gemini-structured self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) composed of ethylenebis [(12-mercaptododecyl) dimethyl ammonium bromide] (HS-gQA-SH). The formation and structure of the chiral surfaces were characterized by surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy (SPR) and Fourier transform infrared-reflection adsorption spectroscopy (FTIR-RAS). The thickness of enantiomeric TA layers on the HS-gQA-SH SAM was estimated to be c.a. 5 ∼ 6 Å regardless of their chirality, in good agreement with the height of TA molecules anchoring on the surface with two COOH groups. All the TAs on the HS-gQA-SH SAM exhibit the same ionization state independent of their chirality in their vibration bands of carboxylic groups. We attempted a second-layer adsorption of the enantiomeric TAs on L-TA monomolecular layer (L-TA SAM) precomposed on the HS-gQA-SH. A strong affinity between first and second TA layers resulted in the film growth when their chirality is identical (i.e., L-TA on L-TA SAM). We found the structure of second L-TA layer was completely different from that of the first layer, where a crystalline-like L-TA phase was found as a predominant component. Our results imply a preferential crystalline growth of chiral molecules on the same chiral surface, which may lead to a work for optical resolution into two enantiomers at a solid–liquid interface.
Keywords: CHIRAL SURFACE; FOURIER TRANSFORM INFRARED-REFLECTION ADSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; GEMINI (DIMERIC) SURFACTANT; MOLECULAR RECOGNITION; QUATERNARY AMMONIUM; SELF-ASSEMBLED MONOLAYER; SURFACE PLASMON RESONANCE
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 2006
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