Synthesis and STM imaging of symmetric and dissymmetric ethynyl-bridged dimers of Boron-subphthalocyanine bowl-shaped nanowheels
H. P. Jacquot De Rouville, R. Garbage, F. Ample, A. Nickel, J. Meyer, F. Moresco, C. Joachim, and G. Rapenne
Chemistry - A European Journal 18, 8925 (2012)
A new class of wheels, based on subphthalocyanine fragments, for future incorporation in functional nanovehicles is reported. The syntheses of a symmetric wheel, a nitrogen-tagged wheel, and their ethynyl-bridged homodimers are presented. Theoretical calculations and STM imaging demonstrate the advantage of a bowl-shaped structure and the efficiency of the tag for STM imaging.