On-surface synthesis of nitrogen-doped nanographenes with 5-7 membered rings
D. Skidin, F. Eisenhut, M. Richter, S. Nikipar, J. Krüger, D. A. Ryndyk, R. Berger, G. Cuniberti, X. Feng, and F. Moresco
Chemical Communications 55 23 (2019)
We report on the formation of nitrogen-doped nanographenes containing five- and seven-membered rings by thermally induced cyclodehydrogenation on the Au(111) surface. Using scanning tunneling microscopy and supported by calculations, we investigated the structure of the precursor and targets, as well as of intermediates. Scanning tunneling spectroscopy shows that the electronic properties of the target nanographenes are strongly influenced by the additional formation of non-hexagonal rings.