Self-assembly of perylene monoimide substituted hexa-peri- hexabenzocoronenes: Dyads and triads at surfaces

Paolo Samorì, Andreas Fechtenkötter, Erik Reuther, Mark D. Watson, Nikolai Severin, Klaus Müllen, Jürgen P. Rabe

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Abstract

Self-assembly of perylene monoimide (PMI) substituted hexa-peri- hexabenzocoronenes (HBC), and the self-assembly properties of dyads and triads, are discussed. dyads and triads obtained by covalently connecting a strong electron donor with one or two acceptors through a single C-C bond exhibit interesting self-assembly properties both in the bulk and at surfaces. X-ray diffraction study of the bulk revealed a columnar structure where the non-planar A-D-A units are assembled into parallel pathways. The supramolecular structure of PMI-HBC-PMI appears to be a very good candidate for performing studies both 3D bulk and in 2D monolayers by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1317-1321
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume18
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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