Direct quantitative measurement of the C=O center dot center dot center dot H-C bond by atomic force microscopy

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2017-05
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6
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Science Advances, Volume 3, issue 5
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The hydrogen atom-the smallest and most abundant atom-is of utmost importance in physics and chemistry. Although many analysis methods have been applied to its study, direct observation of hydrogen atoms in a single molecule remains largely unexplored. We use atomic force microscopy (AFM) to resolve the outermost hydrogen atoms of propellane molecules via very weak C=O center dot center dot center dot H-C hydrogen bonding just before the onset of Pauli repulsion. The direct measurement of the interaction with a hydrogen atom paves the way for the identification of three-dimensional molecules such as DNAs and polymers, building the capabilities of AFMtoward quantitative probing of local chemical reactivity.
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TOTAL-ENERGY CALCULATIONS, WAVE BASIS-SET, HYDROCARBON MOLECULE, HYDROGEN-ATOMS, GRAPHENE, SURFACE, TIPS
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Kawai , S , Nishiuchi , T , Kodama , T , Spijker , P , Pawlak , R , Meier , T , Tracey , J , Kubo , T , Meyer , E & Foster , A S 2017 , ' Direct quantitative measurement of the C=O center dot center dot center dot H-C bond by atomic force microscopy ' , Science Advances , vol. 3 , no. 5 , 1603258 , pp. 1-6 . https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1603258