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Growth of boronic acid based two-dimensional covalent networks on a metal surface under ultrahigh vacuum

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Abstract

The formation of atomically precise covalent networks directly on a surface is a promising approach to produce single layers of two-dimensional organic materials (2D polymers). In the emerging field of on-surface synthesis, there is an urgent need for finding a rationale to new reaction pathways taking place directly on the surface. In this feature article we review and put into perspective recent results on the surface polymerisation of boronic acid based systems under ultrahigh vacuum conditions studied by scanning tunnelling microscopy. By presenting several approaches to control the growth of covalent networks, we aim at providing a comprehensive overview of the complex mechanisms involved.

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The article was received on 11 Apr 2014, accepted on 30 May 2014 and first published on 30 May 2014


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02678K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 9627-9635
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    Growth of boronic acid based two-dimensional covalent networks on a metal surface under ultrahigh vacuum

    S. Clair, M. Abel and L. Porte, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 9627
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02678K

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