Direct on-surface synthesis of gold-phthalocyanine: Via cyclization of cyano-groups with gold adatoms

Zhongping Wang, Xiaoqing Liu, Yan Lu, Zegao Wang, Christian Bortolini, Menglin Chen, Sheng Wei, Wei Li, Junfa Zhu, Huanxin Ju, Federico Rosei, Mingdong Dong*, Li Wang

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Abstract

We report the synthesis of gold-phthalocyanines on an Au(111) surface via cyclization of dibenzo[fg,op]tetracene-5,6,12,13-tetracarbonitrile molecules. Scanning tunnelling microscopic images unambiguously reveal that gold adatoms act as linkers via metal coordination bonding to form metastable supra-molecular structures, and simultaneously replace metal ions within the final products, metal phthalocyanines.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMaterials Chemistry Frontiers
Volume3
Issue7
Pages (from-to)1406-1410
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019

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