Control over Rectification in Supramolecular Tunneling Junctions

Kim S. Wimbush, William F. Reus, Wilfred G. van der Wiel, David N. Reinhoudt, George M. Whitesides, Christian A. Nijhuis*, Aldrik H. Velders*

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In complete control: The magnitude of current rectification in well-defined supramolecular tunneling junctions can be controlled by changing the terminal functionality (red spheres) of dendrimers (gray spheres) immobilized on a supramolecular platform (see picture). Junctions containing biferrocene and ferrocene end groups showed larger rectification ratios than junctions containing adamantyl end groups.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10176-10180
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie (international edition)
Issue number52
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Cyclodextrins
  • Dendrimers
  • Ferrocene
  • Molecular electronics
  • Supramolecular chemistry


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