Supramolecular chemistry at surfaces by David B Amabilino, Philip Gale, Jonathan Steed

By David B Amabilino, Philip Gale, Jonathan Steed

Supramolecular chemistry presents a flexible technique for editing the constitution and serve as of surfaces, together with the formation of clusters, monolayers and flicks. this is utilized in numerous functions from porous floor structures, to modifiers of interface power and sensor-based systems.


Supramolecular Chemistry at Surfaces covers diversified tools of getting ready and learning self-assembled constructions at surfaces and interfaces. The booklet begins with a basic creation in regards to the nature of surfaces by means of particular sections discussing diversified ideas to characterise surface-based supramolecular platforms. each one bankruptcy then is going directly to handle diverse floor structures together with the outside of water; physisorbed layers at interfaces; chemisorbed layers at interfaces; polyelectrolyte structures; skinny movies; dynamic structures; and patterning.


Written by way of a number one professional within the box, this can be the 1st booklet to offer a multidisciplinary view of the supramolecular facets of interfaces delivering the reader with an target precis of the entire deposition equipment and their characterisation. The ebook will attract scholars and researchers in supramolecular chemistry, nanoscience, polymer chemistry and physics, floor technology and fabrics science.

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By David B Amabilino, Philip Gale, Jonathan Steed

Supramolecular chemistry presents a flexible technique for editing the constitution and serve as of surfaces, together with the formation of clusters, monolayers and flicks. this is utilized in numerous functions from porous floor structures, to modifiers of interface power and sensor-based systems.


Supramolecular Chemistry at Surfaces covers diversified tools of getting ready and learning self-assembled constructions at surfaces and interfaces. The booklet begins with a basic creation in regards to the nature of surfaces by means of particular sections discussing diversified ideas to characterise surface-based supramolecular platforms. each one bankruptcy then is going directly to handle diverse floor structures together with the outside of water; physisorbed layers at interfaces; chemisorbed layers at interfaces; polyelectrolyte structures; skinny movies; dynamic structures; and patterning.


Written by way of a number one professional within the box, this can be the 1st booklet to offer a multidisciplinary view of the supramolecular facets of interfaces delivering the reader with an target precis of the entire deposition equipment and their characterisation. The ebook will attract scholars and researchers in supramolecular chemistry, nanoscience, polymer chemistry and physics, floor technology and fabrics science.

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The formation and disappearance of very small aggregates was observed at temperatures below 373 K, showing that diffusion is possible, characteristic of a truly physisorbed system even though it involves a metal substrate, and that Ostwald ripening takes place, for clusters below a critical size. A particularly elegant example demonstrating molecular diffusion on a surface showed how C60 molecules forming a non-covalent chain around the edge of a silver metal island fluctuate in their position over time,92 and emphasised the dynamic nature that molecule–metal contacts can have.

22 S Part of the two-dimensional metal–organic framework nanocrystals formed by a porphyrin with metallic copper on the (111) surface of gold (these sheets lie parallel to the interface). The mobility of molecules in physisorbed systems can be very high, especially at low coverages (below a complete layer) but even when complete monolayers are formed. This diffusion is important in the growth of ordered regions of molecules. 1039/9781782622161-00001 28 Chapter 1 the supramolecular grids, the molecular diffusion barrier could be derived.

5 kcal molÀ1 is sufficient to generate a 2 : 1 bias. The solvent is important: phenyloctane allows formation of the alcohol layer predominantly, while incorporation of a different alcohol into the solvent makes adsorption of triacontanol less favourable because it is solvated more favourably. Evidently, changing the proportion of the adsorbates will influence the surface coverage, and it is clear from the results on the system that solution composition does not correspond to monolayer composition when the adsorption energies are different.

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