Supramolecular nanostructures of phthalocyanines and porphyrins at surfaces based on the "bottom-up assembly"

Soichiro Yoshimoto, Nagao Kobayashi

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The "bottom-up" strategy is an attractive and promising approach for the construction of nanoarchitectures. Supramolecular assemblies based on noncovalent interactions have been explored in an attempt to control the surface properties. In this chapter, we focus on advances made in the past 5 years in the field of scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) on supramolecularly nanostructured phthalocyanines and porphyrins on single-crystal surfaces. The design of supramolecular nanoarchitectures consisting of phthalocyanines and porphyrins, supramolecular traps of C60 and coannulene, direct metallation on phthalocyanines and porphyrins adlayers, direct synthesis of porphyrin oligomers at surfaces, axial coordination of phthalocyanines and porphyrins, and nanoapplications induced by tip manipulation at surfaces were clearly visualized by STM.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFunctional Phthalocyanine Molecular Materials
EditorsJianzhuang Jiang, Jianzhuang Jiang
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStructure and Bonding
ISSN (Print)0081-5993
ISSN (Electronic)1616-8550


  • Metal single-crystal surface
  • Phthalocyanines
  • Porphyrins
  • Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM)
  • Supramolecular assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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