Conformation selective assembly of carboxyphenyl substituted porphyrins on Au (111)

Takashi Yokoyama, Toshiya Kamikado, Shiyoshi Yokoyama, Shinro Mashiko

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The selective assembly of carboxyphenyl substituted porphyrins on the Au (111) surface has been studied using scanning tunneling microscopy. We find that conformational isomers of the porphyrins are induced upon adsorption and are selectively assembled into hydrogen-bonded supramolecular clusters or wires on the surface. The conformation selective assembly is attributed to the coplanar intermolecular interactions between hydrogen-bonded carboxyphenyl groups.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5
Pages (from-to)11993-11997
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Dec 15 2004
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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