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Mazur, Ursula, Leonetti, Maya, English, William A., Hipps, K. W. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2004 108 (44) 17003-17006
Abstract: A dense monolayer of cobalt(II) phthalocyanine, CoPc, can be formed on a gold surface by spontaneous redox deposition followed by vacuum annealing at about 110 °C. CsCoPc(CN)2 or KCoPc(CN)2 in dilute (∼10-6 M) ethanol solution rapidly forms a dense adlayer that, when washed with ethanol, can be imaged by scanning tunneling microscopy, STM, in air. This adlayer is converted to a monolayer of CoPc by vacuum annealing as confirmed by STM and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). This spontaneous surface redox adsorption process represents a novel method for depositing metallorganic complexes, which are ultimately only physisorbed on gold.
Address (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp047752q