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