On-surface indene-formation by methyl bromide cleavage


DPG Frühjahrstagung der Sektion Kondensierte Materie (SKM) | event contribution
March 23, 2017 | Dresden, Germany

Manufacturing molecules with predefined structural and electronic properties is one of the central tasks in surface science nowadays. We investigate the thermal induced cyclization of dibromo-diphenyl-pyrene on Au(111) using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and spectroscopy. We show that precursor molecules self-assemble on Au(111) and form by annealing intermediate structures assembled in characteristic dimers or tetramers. By further annealing the surface, we can cleave methyl bromide groups and synthetize diindeno-pyrene molecules, as shown by high resolution STM images and dI/dV maps of the electronic orbitals. Density functional theory (DFT) and electron scattering quantum chemistry (ESQC) calculations confirm the experimental results.


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On-surface indene-formation by methyl bromide cleavage


DPG Frühjahrstagung der Sektion Kondensierte Materie (SKM) | event contribution
March 23, 2017 | Dresden, Germany

Manufacturing molecules with predefined structural and electronic properties is one of the central tasks in surface science nowadays. We investigate the thermal induced cyclization of dibromo-diphenyl-pyrene on Au(111) using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and spectroscopy. We show that precursor molecules self-assemble on Au(111) and form by annealing intermediate structures assembled in characteristic dimers or tetramers. By further annealing the surface, we can cleave methyl bromide groups and synthetize diindeno-pyrene molecules, as shown by high resolution STM images and dI/dV maps of the electronic orbitals. Density functional theory (DFT) and electron scattering quantum chemistry (ESQC) calculations confirm the experimental results.


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