Effects of pore modification on the templating of guest molecules in a 2D honeycomb network
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1,7-Diadamantanethioperylene-3,4:9,10-tetracarboxylic diimide, (Ad-S)(2)-PTCDI, adsorbed on Au (111) from solution was investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). (Ad-S)(2)-PTCDI forms a well-ordered monolayer whose structure is described by a (2 root 63 x root 19) R19.1 degrees chiral unit cell containing four molecules. Codeposition of (Ad-S)(2)-PTCDI with 1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triamine (melamine) yields a honeycomb network whose (7 root 3 x 7 root 3)R30 degrees unit cell is identical to the unsubstituted PTCDI/melamine analogue. The effect of the adamantyl thioether moieties on the adsorption of guest molecules is investigated using adamantane thiol and C-60. While the thioether units do not affect the packing of adamantane thiol molecules a pronounced influence is seen in the case of fullerene. Pore modification involving different combinations of enantiomers of (Ad-S)(2)-PTCDI give rise to distinctly different arrangements of C-60 molecules. The diversity of patterns is further increased by the presence of unsubstituted PTCDI molecules.
Raeisaenen , M T , Slater (nee Phillips) , A G , Champness , N R & Buck , M 2012 , ' Effects of pore modification on the templating of guest molecules in a 2D honeycomb network ' Chemical Science , vol 3 , no. 1 , pp. 84-92 . DOI: 10.1039/c1sc00543j
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This work was supported by the UK Engineering Physical Sciences Research Council (EPRSC) and the EU.
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