List of participants
Molecular assembly at surfaces: progress and challenges
Complex molecular surfaces and interfaces: concluding remarks
Transfer of chiral information from a chiral solvent to a two-dimensional network
Surface-bound quadruple H-bonded dimers: formation and exchange kinetics
Physical and chemical model of ion stability and movement within the dynamic and voltage-gated STM tip–surface tunneling junction
The influence of nearest-neighbour interactions and assembly dynamics on the transport properties of porphyrin supramolecular assemblies on Au(111)
A new on-surface synthetic pathway to 5-armchair graphene nanoribbons on Cu(111) surfaces
A surprising way to control the charge transport in molecular electronics: the subtle impact of the coverage of self-assembled monolayers of floppy molecules adsorbed on metallic electrodes
Supramolecular chiral self-assemblies of Gly–Pro dipeptides on metallic fcc(110) surfaces
What can be inferred from moiré patterns? A case study of trimesic acid monolayers on graphite
The dynamics of benzene on Cu(111): a combined helium spin echo and dispersion-corrected DFT study into the diffusion of physisorbed aromatics on metal surfaces
Sequential nested assembly at the liquid/solid interface
Erecting buckybowls onto their edge: 2D self-assembly of terphenylcorannulene on the Cu(111) surface
Pt–dipyridyl tetrazine metal–organic network on the Au(100) surface: insights from first principles calculations
Self-assembly of a binodal metal–organic framework exhibiting a demi-regular lattice
Kinetic control in the temperature-dependent sequential growth of surface-confined supramolecular copolymers
Molecular self-assembly of substituted terephthalic acids at the liquid/solid interface: investigating the effect of solvent
Elucidating “screw dislocation”-driven film formation of sodium thiosulphate with complex hierarchical molecular assembly
Exploring catalyst passivation with NMR relaxation
The culture of HaCaT cells on liquid substrates is mediated by a mechanically strong liquid–liquid interface
The role of halogens in on-surface Ullmann polymerization
Probing the interplay between geometric and electronic structure in a two-dimensional K–TCNQ charge transfer network
Peptide binding to metal oxide nanoparticles
Generic nature of long-range repulsion mechanism on a bulk insulator?
Surface induced crystallization of polymeric nano-particles: effect of surface roughness
Supramolecular systems at liquid–solid interfaces: general discussion
Supramolecular effects in self-assembled monolayers: general discussion
Preparing macromolecular systems on surfaces: general discussion
Probing properties of molecule-based interface systems: general discussion and Discussion of the Concluding Remarks
About this collection
We are delighted to share with you a selection of the papers which will be presented at our Faraday Discussion on Complex Molecular Surfaces and Interfaces taking place in Sheffield, United Kingdom in July 2017. More information about the event may be found here: http://rsc.li/surfaces-fd2017. Additional articles will be added to the collection as they are published. The final versions of all the articles presented and a record of the live discussions will be published after the event.
The unique behavior of compounds confined at interfaces can be very different from those in bulk situations. Advances in methods and their understanding for determination of the structure and chemical bonding at surfaces in central to continued progress in the field. Among the questions that need answering are:
- How is chemical reactivity modified at surfaces and how can we optimise it for selective and efficient processes?
- How reliable are the actual methods of determining molecular conformation at surfaces?
- How can we control diffusion of molecules at surfaces in order to influence growth?
- Can two-dimensional structure be correlated with three dimensional order?
- How can we make use of single molecule properties at the interface?
Interfacial processes are also at the heart of the function of many materials, the properties they exhibit and chemical reactions they can perform. This Discussion will focus on the understanding of the interaction of molecules with surfaces and their subsequent organisation, reactivity, or property from both experimental and theoretical perspectives.