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2009-03-02 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Anglais - 18 page(s)

Lei S., Ver Heyen A., De Feyter S., Surin Mathieu , Lazzaroni Roberto , Rosenfeldt S., Ballauff M., Lindner P., Mössinger D., Höger S., "Two-Dimensional Oligo(phenylene-ethynylene-butadiynylene)s: All-Covalent Nanoscale Spoked Wheels" in Chemistry : A European Journal, 15, 11, 2518-2535

  • Edition : Wiley
  • Codes CREF : Physico-chimie générale (DI1320), Chimie des surfaces et des interfaces (DI1327), Chimie macromoléculaire (DI1315)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Chimie des matériaux nouveaux (S817)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut de Recherche en Science et Ingénierie des Matériaux (Matériaux)
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(Anglais) Round and round: Covalently bound spokes induce an efficient template-directed cyclization towards a rigid molecular wheel (see figure) and afford dramatically increased shape-persistence properties compared with non-strutted macrocycles. The synthesis and characterization of a shape-persistent two-dimensional (2D) organic compound is described in detail. In a rational modular synthesis of a dodecaacetylene precursor and its subsequent template-aided cyclization, we obtained a molecularly defined, stable, C6-symmetric, rigid, spoked wheel. Peripheral tert-butyl groups and alkyl chains attached to the plane of the molecule provide sufficient solubility, so that the 2D oligomer can be fully characterized by MALDI-MS, GPC, and 1H NMR, UV/Vis absorption, and fluorescence spectroscopy. Molecular mechanics and dynamics simulations indicate that the most stable conformer of the molecule in vacuum is a shallow boat conformation with a small dihedral angle. Comparisons with the precursor as well as a ring-only structre clearly reveal the high rigidity of the title compound. Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) experiments in [D8]THF and CDCl3 affirm the rigid backbone structure in solution, that is, a radius of about 2.7 nm and a thickness of about 0.22 nm. STM investigations illustrate that the wheel molecules adsorb with their molecular plane parallel to the surface and can form hexagonal crystalline domains (unit cell parameters are a=b=6.0±0.2 nm and ?=60±2°), with the tert-butyl groups on the apexes staggered. Such staggering induces chirality in the organized domains. AFM investigations demonstrate that the wheel molecules inside overlayers organize in the same way as in the layer directly in contact with the surface. This indicates an epitaxial growth characteristic of the film.

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  • (Anglais) Publié en ligne le 3 février 2009
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  • DOI : 10.1002/chem.200801939