Phosphine sulfides as an anchor unit for single molecule junctions

Aiko Fukazawa, Manabu Kiguchi, Satoshi Tange, Yasunori Ichihashi, Qiang Zhao, Takuya Takahashi, Tatsuya Konishi, Kei Murakoshi, Yuta Tsuji, Aleksandar Staykov, Kazunari Yoshizawa, Shigehiro Yamaguchi

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Phenylene and biphenyl compounds with dibenzophosphole sulfide (DBPS) as an anchoring group for single molecule junctions were synthesized. The conductance measurements revealed that the phosphine sulfide indeed acts as an anchoring group for Au electrodes. Theoretical calculations including metal electrodes demonstrated that the LUMO level of the DBPS-terminated biphenyl is close to the Au Fermi level, leading to the electron conduction of the AumoleculeAu junction based on the resonance-tunneling mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-176
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)


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