A versatile strategy towards non-covalent functionalization of graphene by surface-confined supramolecular self-assembly of janus tectons

Ping Du, David Bléger, Fabrice Charra, Vincent Bouchiat, David Kreher, Fabrice Mathevet, André Jean Attias

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    Abstract

    Two-dimensional (2D), supramolecular self-assembly at surfaces is now well-mastered with several existing examples. However, one remaining challenge to enable future applications in nanoscience is to provide potential functionalities to the physisorbed adlayer. This work reviews a recently developed strategy that addresses this key issue by taking advantage of a new concept, Janus tecton materials. This is a versatile, molecular platform based on the design of three-dimensional (3D) building blocks consisting of two faces linked by a cyclophane-type pillar. One face is designed to steer 2D self-assembly onto C(sp2)-carbon-based flat surfaces, the other allowing for the desired functionality above the substrate with a well-controlled lateral order. In this way, it is possible to simultaneously obtain a regular, non-covalent paving as well as supramolecular functionalization of graphene, thus opening interesting perspectives for nanoscience applications.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)632-639
    Number of pages8
    JournalBeilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
    Volume6
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Physics and Astronomy(all)
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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