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Publication - Dr Henkjan Gersen

    Cyanuric Acid and Melamine on Au(111): Structure and Energetics of Hydrogen-Bonded Networks

    Citation

    Xu, W, Dong, M, Gersen, H, Rauls, E, Vazquez-Campos, S, Crego-Calama, M, Reinhoudt, D, Stensgaard, I, Laegsgaard, E, Linderoth, T & Besenbacher, F, 2007, ‘Cyanuric Acid and Melamine on Au(111): Structure and Energetics of Hydrogen-Bonded Networks’. Small, vol 3 (5)., pp. 854 - 858

    Abstract

    Expect the unexpected: The interaction between cyanuric acid (CA) and melamine (M) molecules is a key structural motif in supramolecular chemistry. The adsorption and coadsorption of M and CA on a Au(111) surface under ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) is investigated using STM with submolecular resolution (see image). In addition to the expected structure with a 1:1 CA/M ratio, a novel phase with a 1:3 CA/M forms upon sequential deposition.

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