Ultra stable self-assembled monolayers of N-heterocyclic carbenes on gold.

Abstract

Since the first report of thiol-based self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) 30 years ago, these structures have been examined in a huge variety of applications. The oxidative and thermal instabilities of these systems are widely known, however, and are an impediment to their widespread commercial use. Here, we describe the generation of N-heterocyclic carbene… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nchem.1891

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