Regulation of Two-dimensional (2D) Self-assembled Supramolecular Chemical Reactions: Studied by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

Author(s): Jing Xu, Qing-Dao Zeng.

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 18 , Issue 3 , 2014

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Abstract:

In this review, a group of two-dimensional (2D) self-assembled supramolecular chemical reactions observed by our laboratory are discussed. Our focuses mainly involve: 1) Surface supramolecular chemical reactions tuned by photo-stimulation; 2) Regulation of surface-confined nanostructure with metal-ligand coordination; 3) Construction of 2D supramolecular nanostructures through Schiff-base reaction observed by STM. It is envisioned that studies on these reactions are beneficial for us to understand the mechanism of supramolecular self-assembly process and impose further control over them.

Keywords: Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), supramolecular self-assembly, In-situ surface chemical reactions.

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VOLUME: 18
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2014
Page: [407 - 415]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/13852728113176660153
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