Molecular Stacking on Graphene

Wei T, Liu X, Kohring M, Al-Fogra S, Moritz M, Hemmeter D, Paap U, Papp C, Steinrück HP, Bachmann J, Weber HB, Hauke F, Hirsch A (2022)

Publication Type: Journal article, Original article

Publication year: 2022


Article Number: e202201169


DOI: 10.1002/anie.202201169

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The sequentialverticalpolyfunctionalizationof 2D addend-patternedgrapheneis still elusive.Here,we reporta practicalrealizationof this goalvia a “molecularbuildingblocks”approach,whichis basedon a combinationof alithography-assistedreductivefunctionalizationapproachanda post-functionalizationstepto sequentiallyandcontrollablylink the molecularbuildingblocksethylpyridine,cis-dichlorobis(2,2’-bipyridyl)ruthenium,and triphenyl-phosphine(4-methylbenzenethiol,respectively)on selectedlatticeregionsof a graphenematrix.The assembled2Dhetero-architecturesare unambiguouslycharacterizedby variousspectroscopicand microscopicmeasurements,revealingthe stepwisestackingof the molecularbuildingblockson the graphenesurface.Our methodovercomesthe currentlimitationof a one-layer-onlybindingto the graphenesurfaceand opensthe doorfor a verticalgrowthin the z-direction.

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Wei, T., Liu, X., Kohring, M., Al-Fogra, S., Moritz, M., Hemmeter, D.,... Hirsch, A. (2022). Molecular Stacking on Graphene. Angewandte Chemie International Edition.


Wei, Tao, et al. "Molecular Stacking on Graphene." Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2022).

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