K W Hipps - Solvent-Induced Variations in Surface Structure of a 2,9,16,23-Tetra-tert-butyl-phthalocyanine on Graphite

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      Takami, Tomohide, Mazur, Ursula, Hipps, K.W. The Journal of   Physical Chemistry C 2009 113 (40)   17479-17483

      Abstract: The growth and ordering of   copper-substituted and free-base   2,9,16,23-tetra-tert-butyl-phthalocyanine on a graphite surface   at the solution−solid interface can be controlled by solvent   choice. One-dimensional ordered molecular layers having the   molecular plane lying parallel to the graphite substrate were   obtained at the octylbenzene solution−graphite interface at room   temperature. The arrangement was changed to two different   two-dimensionally ordered lattices by replacing the solvent with   bromine-substituted octylbenzenes. The free base and copper   complexes gave the same surface structures in octylbenzene and in   1-bromo-4-n-octylbenzene, indicating that the central metal ion   was not playing a critical role in determining the surface   structure. These structures were determined from the analysis of   the images with scanning tunneling microscopy.

      Address (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp905223b