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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