A triphosphasumanene trisulfide was designed and synthesized as an out-of-plane anisotropic π-conjugated molecule. Incorporating three anisotropic phosphine sulfide moieties into a sumanene skeleton induced a cumulative anisotropy with a large dipole moment (12.0 D), which is aligned in perpendicular direction with respect to the π-framework and more than twice as large as those of conventional out-of-plane anisotropic molecules. In the crystal, the molecules align to form columnar structures, in which electron-rich and electron-deficient sides of the π-framework face each other. The interactions between the electron-rich surfaces, which contain three sulfur atoms, and Au(111) were examined by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry