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Revealing the structural detail of individual polymers using a combination of electrospray deposition and UHV-STM

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A phenylene vinylene polymer derivative is deposited onto a Au(111) surface under Ultra-High Vacuum (UHV) conditions using electrospray ionisation deposition and characterised using Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM). High resolution STM images reveal the polymer structure on the monomeric scale, allowing the identification of regioisomerism, the intricate isomerisations of the polymer side-chains, as well as the larger-scale topologies of the polymer strands.

Graphical abstract: Revealing the structural detail of individual polymers using a combination of electrospray deposition and UHV-STM

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The article was received on 02 Dec 2016, accepted on 23 Dec 2016 and first published on 23 Dec 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09167A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 1168-1171
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    Revealing the structural detail of individual polymers using a combination of electrospray deposition and UHV-STM

    S. J. Jethwa, M. Madsen, J. B. Knudsen, L. Lammich, K. V. Gothelf and T. R. Linderoth, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 1168
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09167A

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