Selective Borohydride Reduction Using Functionalized Atomic Force Microscopy Tips Academic Article uri icon


  • The selective borohydride reduction using functionalized atomic force microscopy (AFM) tips was performed. AFM was used to selectively reduce a monolayer of imines to their corresponding secondary amines within a well-defined region. The chloranil test was performed in which the secondary amines were reacted with acetaldehyde to form an enamine that was conjugated with chloranil to form a localized colored complex. Results from the test and surface mid-IR confirmed the completion of the reaction.

published proceedings

  • Langmuir

author list (cited authors)

  • Blasdel, L. K., Banerjee, S., & Wong, S. S.

citation count

  • 17

complete list of authors

  • Blasdel, Landy K||Banerjee, Sarbajit||Wong, Stanislaus S

publication date

  • June 2002