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Polymorphism and chiral expression in two-dimensional subphthalocyanine crystals on Au(111)

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Abstract

The adsorption of subphthalocyanine (SubPc) on the Au(111) surface has been studied by scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM). Depending on coverage and deposition temperature, four different phases have been observed, of which two are coexisting. Spontaneous symmetry breaking inducing mirror domains is observed for all structures. Supramolecular chirality is expressed at different levels and length scale. Our detailed STM study allows conclusions on the origin of polymorphism due to changing coverage and temperature.

Graphical abstract: Polymorphism and chiral expression in two-dimensional subphthalocyanine crystals on Au(111)

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The article was received on 04 Sep 2009, accepted on 11 Nov 2009 and first published on 10 Dec 2009


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B918278K
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2010,12, 1318-1322
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    Polymorphism and chiral expression in two-dimensional subphthalocyanine crystals on Au(111)

    N. Jiang, Y. Wang, Q. Liu, Y. Zhang, Z. Deng, K. Ernst and H. Gao, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2010, 12, 1318
    DOI: 10.1039/B918278K

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