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

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  • Zhongping Wang, Nanchang University
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  • Xiaoqing Liu, Nanchang University
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  • Yan Lu, Nanchang University
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  • Zegao Wang, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Sichuan University
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  • Christian Bortolini
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  • Menglin Chen
  • Sheng Wei, Nanchang University
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  • Wei Li, Nanchang University
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  • Junfa Zhu, University of Science and Technology of China
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  • Huanxin Ju, University of Science and Technology of China
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  • Federico Rosei, Materials and Telecommunications of INRS Varennes
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  • Mingdong Dong
  • Li Wang, Nanchang University

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
Pages (from-to)1406-1410
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019

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