Self-Organization of Semiconducting Polysiloxane-Phthalocyanine on a Graphite Surface


  • This work was supported by the EU through the TMR project SISITOMAS (project reference FMRX970099), and the Marie Curie EST project SUPER, by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Sfb448 “Mesoskopisch strukturierte Verbundsysteme”) and by the European Science Foundation both through the SMARTON and the EUROCORES-SONS-BIONICS programmes. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.


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Functionalized phthalocyaninato-polysiloxanes can self-organize at surfaces into ordered rod-like architectures with a molecular cross-section, both at the solid-liquid interface and in dry films after thermal treatment. The hundreds of nanometer long semiconducting cylinders (see Figure and inside cover) with high apparent stiffness are good candidates as molecular nanowires for future molecular scale electronics.