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Self-templating 2D supramolecular networks: a new avenue to reach control over a bilayer formation

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Abstract

One of the greatest challenges in 2D self-assembly at interfaces is the ability to grow spatially controlled supramolecular motifs in the third dimension, exploiting the surface as a template. In this manuscript a concentration-dependent study by scanning tunneling microscopy at the solid–liquid interface, corroborated by Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations, reveals the controlled generation of mono- or bilayer self-assembled Kagomé networks based on a fully planar tetracarboxylic acid derivative. By programming the backbone of the molecular building blocks, we present a strategy to gain spatial control over the adlayer structure by conferring self-templating capacity to the 2D self-assembled network.

Graphical abstract: Self-templating 2D supramolecular networks: a new avenue to reach control over a bilayer formation

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The article was received on 11 May 2011, accepted on 02 Jun 2011 and first published on 27 Jul 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10485C
Citation: Nanoscale, 2011,3, 4125-4129
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    Self-templating 2D supramolecular networks: a new avenue to reach control over a bilayer formation

    A. Ciesielski, A. Cadeddu, C. Palma, A. Gorczyński, V. Patroniak, M. Cecchini and P. Samorì, Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 4125
    DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10485C

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