Cyanuric acid and melamine on Au(111): Structure and energetics of hydrogen-bonded networks

H. Xu, Wei Xu, Mingdong Dong, H. Gersen, Eva Rauls, M.S. Vazquez Campos, Socorro Vazquez-Campos, Mercedes Crego Calama, David Reinhoudt, Ivan Stensgaard, Erik Laegsgaard, Trolle R. Linderoth, Flemming Besenbacher

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Expect the unexpected: The interaction between cyanuric acid (CA) and melamine (M) molecules is a key structural motif in supramolecular chemistry. The adsorption and coadsorption of M and CA on a Au(111) surface under ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) is investigated using STM with submolecular resolution. In addition to the expected structure with a 1:1 CA/M ratio, a novel phase with a 1:3 CA/M forms upon sequential deposition.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)854-858
Number of pages5
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • IR-72247
  • Hydrogen bonding
  • Molecular recognition
  • METIS-241438
  • Scanning probe microscopy
  • Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Nanotechnology

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