Next Article in Journal
Next Article in Special Issue
Previous Article in Journal
Previous Article in Special Issue
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(3), 4498-4524; doi:10.3390/ijms14034498
Article

Molecular Self-Assembly at Metal-Electrolyte Interfaces

1,*  and 1,2,*
Received: 8 January 2013; in revised form: 10 February 2013 / Accepted: 16 February 2013 / Published: 25 February 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Self-Assembly 2012)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [5861 KB, uploaded 19 June 2014]
Abstract: The self-assembly of molecular layers has become an important strategy in modern design of functional materials. However, in particular, large organic molecules may no longer be sufficiently volatile to be deposited by vapor deposition. In this case, deposition from solution may be a promising route; in ionic form, these molecules may even be soluble in water. In this contribution, we present and discuss results on the electrochemical deposition of viologen- and porphyrin molecules as well as their co-adsorption on chloride modified Cu(100) and Cu(111) single crystal electrode surfaces from aqueous acidic solutions. Using in situ techniques like cyclic voltametry and high resolution scanning tunneling microscopy, as well as ex-situ photoelectron spectroscopy data the highly ordered self-assembled organic layers are characterized with respect to their electrochemical behavior, lateral order and inner conformation as well as phase transitions thereof as a function of their redox-state and the symmetry of the substrate. As a result, detailed structure models are derived and are discussed in terms of the prevailing interactions.
Keywords: self-assembly; porphyrin; viologen; cyclic voltammogram; scanning tunneling microscopy; X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy self-assembly; porphyrin; viologen; cyclic voltammogram; scanning tunneling microscopy; X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Export to BibTeX |
EndNote


MDPI and ACS Style

Phan, T.H.; Wandelt, K. Molecular Self-Assembly at Metal-Electrolyte Interfaces. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14, 4498-4524.

AMA Style

Phan TH, Wandelt K. Molecular Self-Assembly at Metal-Electrolyte Interfaces. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2013; 14(3):4498-4524.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Phan, Thanh H.; Wandelt, Klaus. 2013. "Molecular Self-Assembly at Metal-Electrolyte Interfaces." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 14, no. 3: 4498-4524.



Int. J. Mol. Sci. EISSN 1422-0067 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert