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Issue 71, 2016
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The effect of fluorination on the surface structure of truxenones

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Abstract

The surface structure of partially fluorinated truxenone (F3-truxenone) molecules on Cu (111) has been probed using a combination of scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and low energy electron diffraction (LEED). Codeposition of F3-truxenone and the parent truxenone molecule leads to a mix of discrete F3-truxenone and truxenone islands on a Cu (111) surface. Due to the differences in rotational orientation of each type of molecular island proved by LEED the otherwise indistiguishable molecules can be identified in STM images.

Graphical abstract: The effect of fluorination on the surface structure of truxenones

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Submitted
31 May 2016
Accepted
08 Jul 2016
First published
08 Jul 2016

This article is Open Access

RSC Adv., 2016,6, 67315-67318
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The effect of fluorination on the surface structure of truxenones

L. A. Rochford, A. J. Ramadan, S. Holliday, T. S. Jones and C. B. Nielsen, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 67315
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA14158G

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