Isophthalic acid: a basis for highly ordered monolayers

Izabela Cebula, Cai Shen, Manfred Buck

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Standing on their own two feet: Underpotential deposition of Cu on Au(111) yields a surface onto which 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid (IPA) and 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylic acid (TMA) adsorb in a bipodal configuration. Both molecules form highly crystalline isostructural monolayers, thus demonstrating the potential of the IPA moiety as tecton for self-assembled monolayers. A thin film of a Cu–TMA coordination polymer was grown on a patterned TMA monolayer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6220-6223
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • coordination chemistry
  • electrochemistry
  • self-assembled monolayers
  • surface chemistry


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