Kagome-like lattice of π-π stacked 3-hydroxyphenalenone on Cu(111)

S. Beniwal, S. Chen, D. A. Kunkel, J. Hooper, S. Simpson, E. Zurek, X. C. Zeng, A. Enders

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We have identified a structurally complex double-layer of 3-hydroxyphenalenone on Cu(111), which exhibits Kagome lattice symmetry. A key feature is the perpendicular attachment of π-π stacked molecular dimers on top of molecules that are flat-lying on the substrate, representing a rare example of a three-dimensional arrangement of molecules on a two-dimensional surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8659-8662
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number63
StatePublished - Jul 10 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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Beniwal, S., Chen, S., Kunkel, D. A., Hooper, J., Simpson, S., Zurek, E., Zeng, X. C., & Enders, A. (2014). Kagome-like lattice of π-π stacked 3-hydroxyphenalenone on Cu(111). Chemical Communications, 50(63), 8659-8662. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4cc03523b