Conformation and Packing of Porphyrin Polymer Chains Deposited Using Electrospray on a Gold Surface

Alex Saywell, Johannes Sprafke, Louisa Esdaile, Andrew Britton, Anna Rienzo, Harry Anderson, James O'Shea, Peter Beton

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    Abstract

    Molecular worms: Porphyrin polymers and oligomers are deposited on a Au(111) surface using electrospray deposition and are shown to adopt an arrangement where chains from neighboring molecules are interdigitated. Although the flexible nature of the polymers gives rise to sharp kinks and the crossing of polymer strands (see scheme), a longer correlation length as compared with solvated oligomers is observed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)9136-9139
    Number of pages4
    JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
    Volume49
    Issue number48
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2010

    Keywords

    • electrospray deposition
    • molecular electronics
    • porphyrin polymers
    • scanning probe microscopy
    • X-ray adsorbtion spectroscopy

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    Saywell, A., Sprafke, J., Esdaile, L., Britton, A., Rienzo, A., Anderson, H., O'Shea, J., & Beton, P. (2010). Conformation and Packing of Porphyrin Polymer Chains Deposited Using Electrospray on a Gold Surface. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 49(48), 9136-9139. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201004896