Non-Covalent Chemistry on Surface-Confined, Isolated Dendrimers (pages 811–818)
H.-J. van Manen, T. Auletta, B. Dordi, H. Schönherr, G.J. Vancso, F.C.J.M. van Veggel and D.N. Reinhoudt
Article first published online: 23 DEC 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200290011
A “bottom-up” fabrication of nanometer-scale metallodendrimers, embedded in self-assembled monolayers on a gold surface, via non-covalent growth of isolated, nanometer-sized supramolecular structures is presented, as shown in the Figure. The size increase of the isolated dendrimers upon metal–ligand coordination was resolved by ex-situ tapping-mode atomic force microscopy.