List of publications

C. Karageorgaki, P. Mutombo, P. Jelinek, K.-H. Ernst
A Chiral Surface From Achiral Ingredients: Modification of Cu(110) With Phthalic Acid
J. Phys. Chem. C (2019) (in press) DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b00637

C. Karageorgaki, P. Mutombo, K.-H. Ernst
On the Interaction of Chiral and Achiral Dimethylsuccinic Acid Diastereomers With a Cu(110) Surface
J. Phys. Chem. C 123 (2019) 2329−2335

A. Mairena, M. Baljozovic, M. Kawecki, K. Grenader, M. Wienke, K. Martin, L. Bernard, N. Avarvari, A. Terfort, K.-H. Ernst, C. Wäckerlin
The fate of bromine after temperature induced dehydrogenation of on-surface synthesized bisheptahelicene
Chem. Sci. 10 (2019) 2998–3004

A. Mairena, C. Wäckerlin, M. Wienke, K. Grenader, A. Terfort, K.-H. Ernst
Diastereoselective Ullmann Coupling to Bishelicenes by Surface Topochemistry
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140 (2018) 15186−15189

A. Mairena, M. Parschau, J. Seibel, M. Wienke, D. Rentsch, A. Terfort, K.-H. Ernst
Diastereoselective self-assembly of bisheptahelicene on Cu(111)
Chem. Comm. 54 (2018) 8757--8760

 J. Li, K. Martin, N. Avarvari, C. Wäckerlin, K.-H. Ernst
Spontaneous resolution of on-surface synthesized trishelicenes
Chem. Comm. 54 (2018) 7948–7945

K.-H. Ernst
On the density of racemic and homochiral crystals: Wallach, Liebisch and Sommerfeld in Göttingen
CHIMIA 72 (2018) 399–403

A. Mairena, M. Wienke, K. Martin, N. Avarvari, A. Terfort, K.-H. Ernst, C. Wäckerlin
Stereoselective autocatalytic surface explosion chemistry of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140 (2018) 7705−7709

A. J. Gellman, K.-H. Ernst
Chiral autocatalysis and mirror symmetry breaking
Catal. Lett. 148 (2018) 1610–1621

H.-L. Lu, Y. Cao, J. Qi, A. Bakker, C. A. Strassert, X. Lin, K.-H. Ernst, S.-X. Du, H. Fuchs, H.-J. Gao
Modification of the potential landscape of molecular rotors on Au(111) by the presence of an STM tip
Nano Letters 18 (2018) 4704-4709

H. Ueba, M. Parschau, D. Passerone, K.-H. Ernst
Action spectroscopy associated with inelastic two-electron tunneling of a single molecule: Propene on Cu(211)
Surf. Science 678 (2018) 206-214

A. Rieger, C. Sax, T. Bauert, C. Wäckerlin, K.-H. Ernst
Chiral molecules adsorbed on a solid surface: tartaric acid diastereomers and their surface explosion on Cu(111)
Chirality 30 (2018) 369–377

B. Kahr, A. T. Martin, K.-H. Ernst
On the chiroptical properties of racemic crystals
Chirality 30 (2018) 378–382

M. Kettner, V. V. Maslyuk, D. Nürenberg, J. Seibel, R. Gutierrez, G. Cuniberti, K.-H. Ernst, H. Zacharias
Helicity dependent electron spin filtering by helicene molecular monolayers           J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 9 (2018) 2025–2030

L. Zoppi, Q. Stöckl, A. Mairena, O. Allemann, J. S. Siegel, K. K. Baldridge, K.-H. Ernst
Pauli repulsion versus van der Waals: interaction of indenocorannulene with a Cu(111) surface
J. Phys. Chem. B 122 (2018) 871–877

K.-H. Ernst
Physical Aspects of Ultrathin Chiral Films
In: Wandelt, K., (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry
Surface Science and Electrochemistry, vol. 3, (2018) pp 277–283.

 A. Rieger, S. Schnidrig, B. Probst, K.-H. Ernst, C. Wäckerlin
Identification of on-surface reaction mechanism by targeted metalation
J. Phys. Chem. C 121 (2017) 27521–27527

A. Rieger, S. Schnidrig, B. Probst, K.-H. Ernst, C. Wäckerlin
Ranking the stability of transition-metal complexes by on-surface atom exchange
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 8 (2017) 6193–6198

Q. Stöckl, T.-C. Wu, A. Mairena, Y. T. Wu, K.-H. Ernst
Erecting buckybowls onto their edge: self-assembly of terphenylcorannulene on the Cu(111) surface
Faraday Discussions 204 (2017) 429–437

J. Li, C. Wäckerlin, S. Schnidrig, E. Joliat, R. Alberto, K.-H. Ernst
On-surface metalation and 2D self-assembly of pyrphyrin molecules on Cu(111)
Helv. Chimica Acta 100 (2017) e1600278

A. Mairena, L. Zoppi, J. Seibel, A. F. Tröster, K. Grenader, M. Parschau, A. Terfort, K.-H. Ernst
Heterochiral to homochiral transition in pentahelicene 2D crystallization induced by second-layer nucleation
ACS Nano 11 (2017) 865-871

K.-H. Ernst
On the validity to call Wallach’s rule Wallach’s rule
Isr. J. Chem. 57 (2017) 24–30





C. Wäckerlin, J. Li, K. Martin, N. Avavari, K.-H. Ernst
Surface-assisted diastereoselective Ullmann coupling to bishelicenes
Chem- Comm. 52 (2016) 12694-12697

K.-H. Ernst
Stereochemical Recognition of Helicenes on Metal Surfaces
Acc. Chem. Res. 49 (2016) 1182-1190

K.-H. Ernst
Chirality at Surfaces, in Surface and Interface Science, K. Wandelt (Ed.)
Vol. 6: Solid-Gas Interfaces II, Wiley & Sons, Weinheim, (2016) Chapter 42, pg. 695–748

Q. S. Stöckl, Y.-C. Hsieh, A. Mairena, Y.-T. Wu,* K.-H. Ernst
Aggregation of C70-Fragment Buckybowls on Surfaces: p-H and p-p Bonding in Bowl Up-Side-Down Ensembles
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138 (2016) 6111–6114

D. Kong, J. Zhu, K.-H. Ernst*
Low-temperature dissociation of CO2 on a Ni/CeO2(111)/Ru(0001) model catalyst
J. Phys. Chem. C 120 (2016) 5980–5987

W. Xiao, K.-H. Ernst, et al.
Microscopic origin of chiral shape induction in achiral crystals
Nature Chemistry 8 (2016) 326–330

M. Parschau, K.-H. Ernst
Disappearing enantiomorphs: single handedness in racemate crystals
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2015) 14422-14426; Angew. Chem. 127 (2015) 14630-14634

J. Seibel, M. Parschau, K.-H. Ernst
From Homochiral Clusters to Racemate Crystals: Viable Nuclei in 2D Chiral Crystallization
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137 (2015) 7970–7973

K.-H. Ernst, S. Baumann, C. P. Lutz, J. Seibel, L. Zoppi, A. J. Heinrich
Pasteur’s experiment performed at the nanoscale: manual separation of chiral molecules – one by one
Nano Letters 15 (2015) 5388-5392

K.-H. Ernst
Charged-molecule physics
ACS Nano 8 (2014) 5375-5379

J. Seibel, M. Parschau, K.-H. Ernst
Two-dimensional crystallization of enantiopure and racemic heptahelicene
J. Phys Chem. C 118 (2014) 29135-29141

J. Seibel, L. Zoppi, K.-H. Ernst
2D conglomerate crystallization of heptahelicene
Chem. Comm. 50 (2014) 8751-8753

K. Yang, L. Liu, L. Zhang, W. Xiao, X. Fei, H. Chen, S. Du, K.-H. Ernst, H.-J. Gao

Reversible Achiral-to-Chiral Switching of Single Mn-Phthalocyanine Molecules by Thermal Hydrogenation and Inelastic Electron Tunneling Dehydrogenation
ACS Nano 8 (2014) 2246-2251

C. Karageorgaki, D. Passerone, K.-H. Ernst
Chiral reconstruction of Cu(110) after adsorption of fumaric acid
Surf. Science 629 (2014) 75 - 80

K.-H. Ernst
Stereochemistry of 2D molecular crystallization
CHIMIA No. 68 (2014) 49-53

Q. Stöckl, D. Bandera, C. S. Kaplan, K.-H. Ernst, J. S. Siegel
Gear-meshed tiling of surfaces with molecular pentagonal stars
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136 (2014) 606-609

C. Karageorgaki, K.-H. Ernst
A metal surface with chiral memory
Chem. Comm. 50 (2014) 1814-1816

T. Bauert, L. Zoppi, G. Koller, J. S. Siegel, K. Baldridge, K.-H. Ernst
Quadruple anionic buckybowls by solid-state chemistry of corannulene and cesium
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135 (2013) 12857-12860 (highlighted in Nature Chemistry, Oct. 2013)

J. Seibel, O. Allemann, J. S. Siegel, K.-H. Ernst
Chiral conflict among different helicenes suppresses formation of one enantiomorph in 2D crystallization
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135 (2013) 7434-7437

K.-H. Ernst
Molecular chirality in surface science
Surf. Science 613 (2013) 1-5

L. Bartels, K.-H. Ernst
From reciprocal space to real space in surface science
J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 24 (2012) 350201

K.-H. Ernst
A turn in the right direction
Nature Nanotechnology 8 (2013) 7

L. Zoppi, T. Bauert, J. S. Siegel, K. K. Baldridge, K.-H. Ernst
Pentagonal tiling with buckybowls: Pentamethylcorannulene on Cu(111)
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14 (2012) 13365–13369

K.-H. Ernst
Molecular Chirality at Surfaces
Phys. Stat. Sol. B 249 (2012) 2057.

K.-H. Ernst
30 Years Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
Chimia 66 (2012) 6

T. Kudernac, N. Ruangsupapichat, M. Parschau, B. Maciá, N. Katsonis, S. R.
Harutyunyan, K.-H. Ernst
B. L. Feringa Electrically driven directional motion of a four-wheeled molecule on a metal surface
Nature 479 (2011) 208; News & Views by Paul Weiss: Nature 479 (2011) 187

K.-H. Ernst, F. R. W. P. Wild, O. Blacque, H. Berke
Alfred Werner’s coordination chemistry: New insights from old samples
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 50 (2011) 10780
Alfred Werners Koordinations Chemie: neue Erkenntnisse aus alten Proben
Angew. Chem. 123 (2011) 10970.

T. Bauert, L. Zoppi, G. Koller, A. Garcia, K. K. Baldridge, K.-H. Ernst
Large interface dipole moments without charge transfer: buckybowls on metal surfaces
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2 (2011) 2805

C. Roth, K.-H. Ernst
Surface explosion decomposition chemistry of malic acid on Cu(110)
Top. Catal. 54 (2011) 1378

T. Bauert,  K. K. Baldridge, J. S. Siegel, K.-H. Ernst
Surface-assisted -bowl-in-bowl stacking of nonplanar aromatic hydrocarbons
Chem. Comm. 47 (2011) 7995

M. Parschau, K.-H. Rieder, H. J. Hug, K.-H. Ernst
Single-molecule chemistry and analysis: mode-specific
dehydrogenation of adsorbed propene by inelastic electron tunneling
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133 (2011) 5689

C. Roth, D. Passerone, L. Merz, M. Parschau, K.-H. Ernst
Adsorption and two-dimensional self-assembly of malic acid on Cu(110)
J. Phys. Chem. C 115 (2011) 1240

K.-H. Ernst, H. Berke
Optical activity and Alfred Werner’s coordination theory
Chirality 23 (2011) 187

C. Roth, M. Parschau, K.-H. Ernst
Chiral reconstruction of a metal surface by adsorption of racemic malic acid
Chem. Phys. Chem. 12 (2011) 1572

C. Roth, D. Passerone, K.-H. Ernst
Pasteur’s quasiracemates in 2D: chiral conflict between structurally different
enantiomers induces single-handed enantiomorphism

Chem. Comm. 46 (2010) 8645

K.-H. Ernst
Intermediate structures in 2D molecular self-assembly
Front. Phys. China 5 (2010) 340

M. Parschau, H. J. Hug, K.-H. Rieder, K.-H. Ernst
Hopping, turning and flipping of single molecules during lateral
manipulation with a scanning tunneling microscope

Surf. Interface Anal. 42 (2010) 1629

B. Yang, Y. Wang, H. Cun, S. Du, M. Xu, Y. Wang, K.-H. Ernst, H.-J Gao
Direct observation of enantiospecific substitution in chiral molecular monolayers
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132 (2010) 10440

L. Merz, K.-H. Ernst
Unification of the matrix notation in molecular surface science
Surf. Sci. 604 (2010) 1049

N. Jiang, Y. Wang, Q. Liu, Y. Zhang, K.-H. Ernst, H.-J. Gao
Polymorphism and chiral expression in 2D subphthalocyanine crystals
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 12 (2010) 1318

K.-H. Ernst
Chirality at the Nanoscale
Chirality 22 (2010) 379

H. Cun, Y. Wang, B. Yang, S. Du, Y. Wang, K.-H. Ernst, H.-J. Gao
Homochiral recognition among organic molecules on copper(110)
Langmuir 26 (2010) 3402

K.-H. Ernst
Amplification of chirality at solid surfaces
Orig. Life Evol. Biosphere 40 (2010) 41

M. Parschau, U. Ellerbeck, K.-H. Ernst
Chirality transfer by epitaxial mismatch in multilayered homochiral molecular films
Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 354 (2010) 240

L. Merz, T. Bauert, M. Parschau, G. Koller, J. S. Siegel, K.-H. Ernst
Polymorph selection in 2D crystals by phase transition blocking
Chem. Comm. (2009) 5871

L. Merz, M. Parschau, J. S. Siegel, K.-H. Ernst
Condensation of fivefold-symmetric molecules in two dimensions
CHIMIA 63 (2009) 214

T. Bauert, L. Merz, D. Bandera, M. Parschau, J. S. Siegel, K.-H. Ernst
Building 2D crystals from fivefold-symmetric molecules
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131 (2009) 3460

M. Parschau, D. Passerone, K.-H. Rieder, H. J. Hug, K.-H. Ernst
Switching the chirality of single adsorbates
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48 (2009) 4065

L. Merz, M. Parschau, L. Zoppi, K. K. Baldridge, J. S. Siegel, K.-H. Ernst
Reversible phase transitions in a buckybowl monolayer
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48 (2009) 1966

K.-H. Ernst
Aspects of molecular chirality at metal surfaces
Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie 223 (2009) 37

K.-H. Ernst
Expression and Amplification of Chirality in Two-Dimensional Molecular Crystals
CHIMIA 62 (2008) 471

K.-H. Ernst
On chirality and the universal asymmetry–reflexions on image and miror image Chirality
20 (2008) 812

M. Parschau. R. Fasel, K.-H. Ernst
Coverage and enantiomeric excess depentent enantiomorpism in two-dimensional molecular crystals
Cryst. Growth & Des. 8 (2008) 1890

K.-H. Ernst
Chiral amplification at solid surfaces, in "Molecular Recognition and Chirality in Amphiphilic Assemblies", D. Vollhardt (Ed.)
Curr. Opin. Coll. Interf. Sci. 13 (2008) 54

M. Parschau, R. Fasel, K.-H. Ernst, O. Gröning, L. Brandenberger, R. Schillinger, T. Greber, A. Seitsonen, Y. T. Wu, J. S. Siegel
Buckybowls on Metal SurfacesSymmetry Mismatch and Enantiomorphism of Corannulene on Cu(110)
Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 46 (2007) 8258, Angewandte Chemie 119 (2007) 8406.

B. Behzadi, D. Ferri, A. Baiker, K.-H. Ernst
Adsorption mode of cinchonidine on Au (111)
Appl. Surf. Sci. 253 (2007) 3480.

D. Ferri, B. Behzadi, P. Kappenberger, R. Hauert, K.-H. Ernst, A. Baiker
Probing the interface in vapor-deposited bimetallic Pt-Au and Pd-Au films by CO adsorption from the liquid phase
Langmuir 23 (2007) 1203.

M. Parschau, B. Behzadi, S. Romer, K.-H. Ernst
Stereoisometric influence on two-dimensional lattice structure: Achiral meso-tartaric acid versus chiral tartaric acid
Surf. Interface Anal. 38 (2006) 1607.

R. Fasel, M. Parschau, K.-H. Ernst
Amplification of chirality in two-dimensional enantiomorphous lattices
Nature 439 (2006) 449.

K.-H. Ernst
Supramolecular Surface Chirality
Topics in Current Chemistry: 265 (2006) 209-252, in Supramolecular Chirality
D. Reinhoudt, M. Crego Calama (Eds.), Springer 2006.

K.-H. Ernst
Chiralität in zwei Dimensionen
Nachrichten aus der Chemie 54, (2006) 504

B. Behzadi, A. Vargas, D. Ferri, K.-H. Ernst, A. Baiker
Cinchonidine adsorption on gold and gold-containing bimetallic platinum metal surfaces: 
An attenuated total reflection infrared and density functional theory study

J. Phys. Chem. B 110 (2006) 17082

M. Parschau, T. Kampen, K.-H. Ernst
Homochirality in monolayers of achiral meso-tartaric acid
Chem Phys. Lett. 407, (2005) 433.

M. Parschau, S. Romer, K.-H. Ernst
Induction of homochirality in achiral enantiomorphous monolayers
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126, (2004) 15398.

 B. Behzadi, S. Romer, R. Fasel, K.-H. Ernst
Chiral recognition in surface explosions
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126 (2004) 9176.

R. Fasel, J. Wider, C. Quitmann, K.-H. Ernst, T. Greber 
Determination of the absolute chirality of adsorbed molecules
Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 43 (2004) 2853; Angewandte Chemie 116 (2004) 2913.

K.-H. Ernst, M. Parschau, R. Fasel 
Differences in two-dimensional crystal structures: racemic and enantiopure heptahelicene on Cu(111)
e-J Surf. Sci. & Nanotech. 2 (2004) 136.

R. Fasel, M. Parschau, K.-H. Ernst
Chirality transfer from single molecules into self-assembled monolayers
Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 42 (2003) 5178; Angewandte Chemie 115 (2003), 5336.
Reviewed in: 
a) Organic films with a twist, M. Ward, Nature 426 (2003) 615
b) Spiegelbildliche Cluster aus chiralen Molekülen, R. Kurschat, 
Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 14. 01. 2004.

K.-H. Ernst
Self-organisation of chiral molecules at surfaces
Recent Research Developments in Chemistry 1, S. G. Pandalai (Ed.)  
Research Signpost, Kerala, India, 2003,  1.

K.-H. Ernst, Y. Kuster, R. Fasel, C. F. McFadden, U. Ellerbeck
Adsorption of helical aromatic molecules: heptahelicene on Ni(111)
Surf. Science 530 (2003) 195-202.

K.-H. Ernst, R. Fasel, Y. Kuster: 
Supramolecular Chiral Films, in Complex Mediums III: Beyond Linear Isotropic Dielectrics
A. Lakhtakia, G. Dewar, M. W. McCall (eds.), Proc. SPIE 4806 (2002) 248.

K.-H. Ernst, M. Neuber, M. Grunze, U. Ellerbeck
A NEXAFS study of chiral P-heptahelicene adsorbed on Ni(100)
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 123 (2001) 493.

K.-H. Ernst, Y. Kuster, R. Fasel, M. Müller, U. Ellerbeck
Two-dimensional separation of heptahelicene enantiomers on Cu(111)
Chirality 13 (2001) 657.

R. Fasel, A. Cossy, K.-H. Ernst, F. Baumberger, T. Greber, J. Osterwalder
Molecular orientation of chiral heptahelicene C30H18 on copper surfaces: a photoelectron diffraction study
J. Chem. Phys. 115 (2001) 1020.  

K.-H. Ernst, M. Böhringer, C.F. McFadden, P. Hug, U. Müller, U. Ellerbeck
Nanostructured chiral surfaces
Nanotechnology 10 (1999) 355.


T. Bürgi, A. Urakawa, B. Behzadi, K.-H. Ernst, A. Baiker
The absolute configuration of heptahelicene: a VCD spectroscopy study
New Journal of Chemistry 28 (2004), 334.

M. Belkin, T. Kulakov, K.-H. Ernst, L. Yan, Y.-R. Shen
Sum-frequency vibrational spectroscopy on chiral liquids: a novel technique to probe molecular chirality
Phys. Rev. Lett. 85 (2000), 4474.

M. Belkin, T. Kulakov, K.-H. Ernst, S. H. Han, Y.-R. Shen
Resonant sum-frequency generation in chiral liquids
Optical Materials 21 (2002) 1-5.

Publications in the field of motorprotein adsorption

S. Ramachandran, K.-H. Ernst, V. Vogel, H. Hess
Selective loading of kinesin-powered molecular shuttles and its application to biosensing: Streptavidin/biotin assembly and protein cargo
Small 2 (2006) 330.

C. Brunner, K.-H. Ernst, H. Hess, V. Vogel
Lifetime of biomolecules in polymer-based hybrid nanodevices
Nanotechnology 15 (2004) S540-S548.

H. Hess, J. Clemmens, R. Doot, C. Brunner, S. Luna, K.-H. Ernst, V. Vogel
Molecular self-assembly of “Nanowires” and “Nanospools” using active transport
Nano Letters 5 (2005) 629.


Publications in other fields

K.-H. Ernst, B. Oral 
On the chemistry at the Si,Ti-doped a-C:H/TiC interface
Thin Solid Films 446 (2004), 72.

N. R. Urban, K.-H. Ernst, S. Bernasconi
Addition of sulfur to organic matter during early diagenesis of lake sediments
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 63 (1999), 837.