K W Hipps - A Self-Organized 2-Dimensional Bifunctional Structure Formed by Supramolecular Design

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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