PAPER: Surface synthesis of 2D branched polymer nanostructures

Weigelt, S.; Busse, C.; Bombis, C.; Knudsen, M. M.; Gothelf, K. V.; Lægsgaard, E.; Besenbacher, F.; Linderoth, T. R.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 4406–4410, doi: 10.1002/anie.200705079

Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Aarhus, Ny Munkegade, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark


A two-dimensional polyimine network (see picture) is formed by condensation polymerization of trialdehydes and diamines co-adsorbed on an Au(111) surface under ultrahigh-vacuum conditions. The local bonding pattern is characterized by STM, which shows that the connectivity of the network is influenced by the kinetic parameters of the preparation procedure.

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