Enhancement of Molecular Properties in Thin Films by Controlled Orientation of Molecular Building Blocks

Roie Yerushalmi, Avigdor Scherz, Milko van der Boom

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We demonstrate the design and formation of thin films having divergent physicochemical properties by using two porphyrin building blocks with high chemical and optical resemblance. A predetermined variation in the molecular design is efficiently transferred and enhanced when constituting a two-dimensional film via control of molecular orientation. Variations of the peripheral substituents on the porphyrin ring resulted in control of the molecular orientation at the surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2700-2701
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Mar 10 2004


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