Two-dimensional supramolecular self-assembly: Nanoporous networks on surfaces

Tibor Kudernac, Shengbin Lei, Johannes A. A. W. Elemans, Steven De Feyter*

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This tutorial review addresses the formation and properties of surface-confined molecular networks as revealed with scanning probe microscopy tools, especially scanning tunneling microscopy. It could be of interest to all interested in surface nano-engineering, and supramolecular chemistry on surfaces. More specifically, this review highlights recent developments in the design of regular nanoporous networks, with a pore diameter ranging from 1 nm to more than 10 nm. The principles leading to their formation are treated in detail and the various functionalities of these porous networks are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-421
Number of pages20
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 26-Jan-2009
Externally publishedYes

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