A. Llanes-Pallas, M. Matena, T. Jung, M. Prato, M. Stohr, D. Bonifazi,
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 7726-7730
Simultaneous three-component assembly on surfaces mediated by triple H-bonding interactions leading to the formation of linear supramolecular miniatures has been studied on Ag(111) surfaces by STM. In particular, the complementary assembly of two linear modules (see picture, blue and green) and an anthracenyl-capped molecular stopper (red) led to the formation of discrete linear oligomeric, pentameric, and trimeric nanoassemblies.