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Two-Dimensional Crystal Growth and Stacking of Bis(phthalocyaninato) Rare Earth Sandwich Complexes at the 1-Phenyloctane/Graphite Interface

Takami, Tomohide, Arnold, Dennis P., Fuchs, Adrian V., Will, Geoffrey D., Goh, Roland, Waclawik, Eric R., Bell, John M., Weiss, Paul S., Sugiura, Ken-ichi, Liu, Wei, & Jiang, Jianzhuang (2006) Two-Dimensional Crystal Growth and Stacking of Bis(phthalocyaninato) Rare Earth Sandwich Complexes at the 1-Phenyloctane/Graphite Interface. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces & Biophysical, 110(4), pp. 1661-1664.

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    Abstract

    Initial stages of two-dimensional crystal growth of the double-decker sandwich complex Lu(Pc)2 [Pc = 2,3,9,10,16,17,23,24-octakis(octyloxy)phthalocyaninato] have been studied by scanning tunneling microscopy at the liquid/solid interface between 1-phenyloctane and highly oriented pyrolytic graphite. High-resolution images strongly suggest alignment of the double-decker molecules into monolayers with the phthalocyanine rings parallel to the surface. Domains were observed with either hexagonal or quadrate packing motifs, and the growing interface of the layer was imaged. Molecular resolution was achieved, and the face of the phthalocyanine rings appeared as somewhat diffuse circular features. The alkyl chains are proposed to be interdigitating to maintain planar side-by-side packing.

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    ID Code: 11101
    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: This article is freely available from the American Chemical Society website 12 months after the publication date. See the DOI link to the publisher's website in this record.
    DOI: 10.1021/jp054739c
    ISSN: 1520-6106
    Divisions: Past > Schools > Chemistry
    Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 American Chemical Society
    Deposited On: 04 Dec 2007
    Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:25

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