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Selective supramolecular assembly of multifunctional ligands on a Cu(111) surface: metallacycles, propeller trimers and linear chains

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Abstract

We studied the supramolecular assembly of a multifunctional ligand, cis-bis-terpyridine tetraphenyl ethylene, on a Cu(111) surface by low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). Three distinctive supramolecular structures, metallacycles, propeller-shaped clusters and extended linear chains, are formed under specific assembly conditions owing to different inter-molecular binding modes of Cu-coordination, van der Waals interaction and hydrogen bonding, respectively.

Graphical abstract: Selective supramolecular assembly of multifunctional ligands on a Cu(111) surface: metallacycles, propeller trimers and linear chains

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The article was received on 20 Apr 2011, accepted on 27 Jul 2011 and first published on 09 Aug 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC12294K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 10073-10075
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    Selective supramolecular assembly of multifunctional ligands on a Cu(111) surface: metallacycles, propeller trimers and linear chains

    W. Wang, S. Wang, Y. Hong, B. Z. Tang and N. Lin, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 10073
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CC12294K

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