An on-surface reaction confined within a porous molecular template
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On-surface reactions based on metal-catalysed Ullmann coupling have been successfully employed to synthesise a wide variety of covalently coupled structures. Substrate chemistry and topology are both known to effect the progression of an on-surface reaction; offering routes to control efficiency and selectivity. Here, we detail ultra-high vacuum scanning probe microscopy experiments showing that templating a catalytically active surface, via a supramolecular template, influences the reaction pathway of an on-surface Ullmann-type coupling reaction by inhibiting one potential intermediate structure and stabilising another.
- Heterogeneous catalysis
- Scanning probe microscopy
- Supramolecular chemistry
- Surface chemistry
- heterogeneous catalysis, supramolecular chemistry, scanning probe microscopy, surface chemistry, templated reactions
- Physical sciences::Chemistry::Physical chemistry
- Physical sciences::Physics::Chemical physics, Solid-state physics
- Q Science::QD Chemistry::QD450 Physical and theoretical chemistry
- University of Nottingham, UK Campus::Faculty of Science::School of Physics and Astronomy
- University of Nottingham, UK Campus::Faculty of Science::School of Chemistry
Data typeScanning tunnelling microscopy images (STM)
- Judd, Chris J.
- Champness, Neil R.
- Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council
- People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme
- EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant
Data collection methodScanning Tunelling Microscopy (STM): Omicron LT- UHV STM/AFM system + Omicron STM-1 RT-UHV system