On-surface chemical reactions hold the potential for manufacturing nanoscale structures directly onto surfaces by linking carbon atoms in a single-step reaction. To fabricate more complex and functionalized structures, the control of the on-surface chemical reactions must be developed significantly. Here, we present a thermally controlled sequential… (More)
Formation of multiple polymorphs during two-dimensional (2D) crystallization of organic molecules is more of a routine occurrence than rarity. Although such diverse crystalline structures provide exciting possibilities for studying crystal engineering in 2D, predicting the occurrence of polymorphs for a given building block is often non-trivial. Moreover,… (More)
A highly efficient recognition phenomenon was observed between alkoxylated arylene-ethynylene macrocycles bearing identical side chains but different core size, which is based on van der Waals interactions between alkoxy chains. The ratio of both molecules and the environment of each molecule have been statistically analyzed to quantify the recognition… (More)
Triangular triscatechol ligands are prepared in facile reaction sequences. The catechol units are either bound to the triangular backbone through their 3- or 4-position. With titanium(IV) ions, the ligands form metallosupramolecular M(4)L(4) tetrahedra which are characterized by ESI MS and proton NMR. Quantum-chemical calculations reveal that connectivity… (More)
Dendritic diarylcarbenium ions exhibited sufficient electrophilicity to react with unfunctionalized polystyrenes. The polymers obtained by the reaction of the first and the second generation dendritic diarylcarbenium ions with polystyrenes were well characterized by MALDI-TOF MS and SEC-MALLS analyses and observed by AFM.
An equimolar mixture of two structurally related molecular building blocks self-assembles into a 2D non-crystalline bimolecular porous pattern at a liquid-solid interface as revealed by scanning tunneling microscopy.