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Issue 41, 2018
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Synthesis of corrugated C-based nanostructures by Br-corannulene oligomerization

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Abstract

The structure and electronic properties of carbon-based nanostructures obtained by metal surface assisted synthesis is highly dependent on the nature of the precursor molecule. Here, we report on a combined scanning tunneling microscopy, soft X-ray spectroscopy and density functional theory investigation on the surface assisted polymerization of Br-corannulene at Ag(110) and on the possibility of building a mesh of π-conjugated polymers starting from buckyball shaped molecules. Indeed, the corannulene units form one-molecule-wide ribbons in which the natural concavity of the precursor molecule is maintained. These C-based nanostructures are corrugated and merge into a covalent network on the surface.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of corrugated C-based nanostructures by Br-corannulene oligomerization

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Submitted
27 Jul 2018
Accepted
18 Sep 2018
First published
25 Sep 2018

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018,20, 26161-26172
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Paper

Synthesis of corrugated C-based nanostructures by Br-corannulene oligomerization

M. Smerieri, I. Píš, L. Ferrighi, S. Nappini, A. Lusuan, L. Vattuone, L. Vaghi, A. Papagni, E. Magnano, C. Di Valentin, F. Bondino and L. Savio, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 26161
DOI: 10.1039/C8CP04791J

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