Single-molecule observation of the K(+)-induced switching of valinomycin within a template network.

TitleSingle-molecule observation of the K(+)-induced switching of valinomycin within a template network.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLi Y, Liu C, Xie Y, Li X, Fan X, Yuan L, Zeng Q
JournalChemical communications (Cambridge, England)
Volume49
Issue79
Pagination9021-3
Date Published2013 Oct 11
Abstract

The K(+)-induced switching of valinomycin has been studied using a molecular template formed by an aromatic oligoamide macrocycle at the liquid/solid interface by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). Individual valinomycin and its K(+) complex can be identified and resolved in the molecular template, and the high-resolution STM images of valinomycin and its K(+) complex show triangle-like and cyclic structural characteristics, respectively.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0072095
Alternate JournalChem. Commun. (Camb.)