Deposition of Functionalized Cr7Ni Molecular Rings on Graphite from the Liquid Phase (pages 1552–1560)
Alberto Ghirri, Valdis Corradini, Christian Cervetti, Andrea Candini, Umberto del Pennino, Grigore Timco, Robin J. Pritchard, Christopher A. Muryn, Richard E. P. Winpenny and Marco Affronte
Version of Record online: 14 APR 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200902437
A systematic investigation is carried out by AFM and XPS analysis of different derivatives of molecular Cr7Ni rings deposited on highly oriented pyrolytic graphite from the liquid phase. A self-assembled buffer layer of alkyl chains with sulfur terminations efficiently sticks to a cationic Cr7Ni derivative.