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A Versatile Fréchet-Dendron Compound Unifies Host-Guest and Templated Heterogeneous Self-Assembly

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  • Kathrin Gruber,

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    1. Center for Nano Science (CeNS) and Walther-Meissner-Institute of Low, Temperature Research of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Walther-Meissner-Str. 8, 85748 Garching, Germany
    • Center for Nano Science (CeNS) and Walther-Meissner-Institute of Low, Temperature Research of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Walther-Meissner-Str. 8, 85748 Garching, Germany.
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  • Carsten Rohr,

    1. Center for Nano Science (CeNS) and Walther-Meissner-Institute of Low, Temperature Research of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Walther-Meissner-Str. 8, 85748 Garching, Germany
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  • Lukas J. Scherer,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, Spitalstr. 51, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    2. EMPA, Laboratory for Protection and Physiology, Lerchenfeldstrasse 5, 9014, St. Gallen, Switzerland
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  • Michael S. Malarek,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, Spitalstr. 51, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    2. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, La Sierra University, 4500 Riverwalk Pkwy, Riverside, CA 92515, USA
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  • Edwin C. Constable,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, Spitalstr. 51, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
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  • Bianca A. Hermann

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    1. Center for Nano Science (CeNS) and Walther-Meissner-Institute of Low, Temperature Research of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Walther-Meissner-Str. 8, 85748 Garching, Germany
    • Center for Nano Science (CeNS) and Walther-Meissner-Institute of Low, Temperature Research of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Walther-Meissner-Str. 8, 85748 Garching, Germany.
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Abstract

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To date, heterogeneous patterns on surfaces could assemble either in host-guest or templated structures only. A Fréchet-type dendron now shows both classes of ordering and thus connects both assembly types. Depending on the type of interaction with the guest molecule, saturated adamantane is included in an existing host structure, while aromatic coronene templates a new molecular ordering.

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