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Takami, Tomohide, Clark, Aurora, Caldwell, Richard, Mazur, Ursula, Hipps, K. W. Langmuir 2010 26 (15) 12709-12715
Abstract: Adsorption on graphite (HOPG) by titanium phthalocyanine axially bonded to a catechol ligand (TiPcat), titanylphthalocyanine (TiOPc), and 1:1 mixtures of these are studied at the HOPG−octylbenzene interface. The surface structures of a two-component bilayer, and of the individual monolayers of TiOPc and TiPcat, were determined by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). TiPcat self-segregates onto a monolayer of TiOPc when an equal molar mixture is used. The preferential formation of a TiOPc monolayer from a solution containing both molecules is attributed to the difference in adsorption energies between TiPcat and TiOPc on graphite. The transformation of the hexagonal lattice of the pure TiOPc monolayer into a pseudo-square lattice was induced by the adsorption of TiPcat molecules. DFT calculations of the catechol orientation are presented.
Address (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la1020127