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|<mark>Journal publication date</mark>||2008|
|<mark>Journal</mark>||Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics|
|Number of pages||8|
The properties of self-assembled molecules may be tuned by sequentially coupling components on a gold surface, the molecular electronics toolbox of chemically reactive building blocks yielding molecular wires with diode-like current-voltage (I - V) characteristics. The bias for recti. cation in each case is dependent upon the sequence of electron-donating and electron-accepting moieties and similar behaviour has been achieved for four different contacting techniques.