This article is also featured as part of a chapter in the upcoming book Terpyridine-based Materials For Catalytic, Optoelectronic and Life Science Applications by U. S. Schubert, A. Winter and G. R. Newkome.
Terpyridine-Functionalized Surfaces: Redox-Active, Switchable, and Electroactive Nanoarchitecturesgland†
Article first published online: 13 JUL 2011
Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 23, Issue 31, pages 3484–3498, August 16, 2011
How to Cite
Winter, A., Hoeppener, S., Newkome, G. R. and Schubert, U. S. (2011), Terpyridine-Functionalized Surfaces: Redox-Active, Switchable, and Electroactive Nanoarchitecturesgland. Adv. Mater., 23: 3484–3498. doi: 10.1002/adma.201101251
- Issue published online: 9 AUG 2011
- Article first published online: 13 JUL 2011
- Manuscript Received: 4 APR 2011
- supramolecular functionalization;
- surface chemistry;
- electronic properties
Terpyridines represent versatile functional supramolecular building blocks that are easily integrated in numerous devices and can readily modify surfaces. In particular, redox-active complexes with terpyridine ligands have been attached to surfaces, either by covalent or non-covalent interactions, and form highly ordered mono- or multilayer systems, since electronic and charge transport properties are major topics of interest. Their applications in nanoelectronics are a driving force for understanding and enabling the utilization of the supramolecular properties of terpyridines for surface modification. This area of research has received increasing attention during the last decade leading into the supramacromolecular regime. This Progress Report presents an overview of the state-of-the-art of surface modifications utilizing terpyridine systems and highlights main results, as well as modern trends, in this research area.