Site-selective metal-coordination-based patterning of silane monolayers

Minfeng Li, Yu Wang, Victor Piñon, Marcus Weck

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Herein, we report a method to pattern a derivatized nifedipine silane monolayer that aromatizes under UV irradiation. Using a functionalized SCS-Pd(ii) pincer complex, we demonstrate that a strong metal-coordination complex between the aromatized nifedipine derivative and the pincer complex is formed. This methodology integrates SAM photolithography (top-down) and molecular recognition directed self-assembly (bottom-up) strategies to create simple and rapid synthesizable functional patterned surfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2802-2804
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number10
StatePublished - Feb 21 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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