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Hipps, K. W., Scudiero, Louis, Barlow, Dan E., Cooke, Manning P. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2002 124 (10) 2126-2127
Abstract: The production of a novel two-dimensional bimolecular surface structure using weak noncovalent interactions is demonstrated and observed by scanning tunneling microscopy. This work follows the three-dimensional (3D) ideas of crystal engineering and applies the concepts of supramolecular synthons to molecular systems constrained to 2D by physisorption on a conducting surface. We demonstrate a well-ordered planar structure that self-assembles through the influence of fluorine−phenyl interactions. This study provides a concrete example of the “bottom up” construction of nanostructures and of the systematic design of self-organized layers. To our knowledge, this is the first in a new class of fully 2D materials based both upon weak intermolecular interactions and upon image charges and weak interactions associated with adsorption on metal surfaces.
Address (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja017561q