Chem Commun (Camb). 2014 Jan 11;50(3):356-8. doi: 10.1039/c3cc46149a.
College of Materials Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory for Advanced Civil Engineering Materials (Ministry of Education), Tongji University, Caoan Road 4800, Shanghai 201804, P. R. China. firstname.lastname@example.org.
From an interplay of high-resolution scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) imaging and density functional theory (DFT) calculations we demonstrate that by delicately choosing the parent molecule (adenine) we are able to tune the self-assembled nanostructures of adenine derivatives which aredirected by the specific intermolecular interactions provided by the adenine moiety.