A two-dimensional porphyrin-based porous network featuring communicating cavities for the templated complexation of fullerenes

 H. Spillmann, A. Kiebele, M. Stohr, T. A. Jung, D. Bonifazi, F. Cheng, F. Diederich,
Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 2006, 18, 275-279
DOI: 10.1002/adma.200501734


An unprecedented two-dimensional porphyrin network featuring dynamic pores capable of hosting fullerenes is realized following a bottom-up approach at a single-crystal silver surface. Surface- and porphyrin-driven long-range interactions between the C60 guest molecules and porphyrin layer result in the formation of exceptionally large supramolecular hybrid chains and islands (see Figure and Cover).

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