The stability against fragmentation of a large organic compound (calixarene dimelamine derivative) sublimated onto a Au(111) surface under ultrahigh vacuum conditions has been investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy. By coordinating the compound to gold atoms prior to deposition its stability can be significantly enhanced, which suggests a new route toward improved processability of large organic building blocks for on-surface self-assembly of functional nanostructures.
|Translated title of the contribution||Enhanced Stability of Large Molecules Vacuum-Sublimated onto Au(111) Achieved by Incorporation of Coordinated Au-Atoms|
|Pages (from-to)||10624 - 10625|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the American Chemical Society|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2007|