Tip-induced C--H activation and oligomerization of thienoanthracenes

Dinca, L.E., MacLeod, J.M., Lipton-Duffin, J., Fu, C., Ma, D., Perepichka, D.F., & Rosei, F. (2014) Tip-induced C--H activation and oligomerization of thienoanthracenes. Chemical Communications, 50(63), pp. 8791-8793.

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The tip of a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) can be used to dehydrogenate freely-diffusing tetrathienoanthracene (TTA) molecules on Cu(111), trapping the molecules into metal-coordinated oligomeric structures. The process proceeds at bias voltages above ∼3 V and produces organometallic structures identical to those resulting from the thermally-activated cross-coupling of a halogenated analogue. The process appears to be substrate dependent: no oligomerization was observed on Ag(111) or HOPG. This approach demonstrates the possibility of controlled synthesis and nanoscale patterning of 2D oligomer structures on selected surfaces.

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ID Code: 89969
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1039/c4cc03719g
ISSN: 1364-548X
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Royal Society of Chemistry
Deposited On: 04 Nov 2015 23:37
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2015 04:56

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