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On-surface synthesis of antiaromatic and open-shell indeno[2,1-b]fluorene polymers and their lateral fusion into porous ribbons

Marco Di Giovannantonio1*, Kristjan Eimre1, Aliaksandr V. Yakutovich1, Qiang Chen2, Shantanu Mishra1, José I. Urgel1, Carlo A. Pignedoli1*, Pascal Ruffieux1, Klaus Müllen2, Akimitsu Narita2, Roman Fasel1*

1 Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, nanotech@surfaces Laboratory, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland

2 Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, 55128 Mainz, Germany

* Corresponding authors emails: marco.digiovannantonio@empa.ch, carlo.pignedoli@empa.ch, roman.fasel@empa.ch
DOI10.24435/materialscloud:2019.0053/v1 [version v1]

Publication date: Sep 23, 2019

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Marco Di Giovannantonio, Kristjan Eimre, Aliaksandr V. Yakutovich, Qiang Chen, Shantanu Mishra, José I. Urgel, Carlo A. Pignedoli, Pascal Ruffieux, Klaus Müllen, Akimitsu Narita, Roman Fasel, On-surface synthesis of antiaromatic and open-shell indeno[2,1-b]fluorene polymers and their lateral fusion into porous ribbons, Materials Cloud Archive 2019.0053/v1 (2019), doi: 10.24435/materialscloud:2019.0053/v1.


This record contains the experimental and computational data needed to support the work done on on-surface synthesis of conjugated polymers consisting of indeno[2,1-b]fluorene units, which are antiaromatic and open-shell biradicaloids. The observed reaction products have been characterized via low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy and noncontact atomic force microscopy, complemented by density-functional theory calculations. These polymers present a low band gap when adsorbed on Au(111). Moreover, their pronounced antiaromaticity and radical character, elucidated by ab initio calculations, make them promising candidates for applications in electronics and spintronics. Further, they provide a rich playground to explore magnetism in low-dimensional organic nanomaterials.

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J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141 (31), 12346-12354 (2019) doi:10.1021/jacs.9b05335


density functional theory MARVEL/DD3 on surface reactions polymers antiaromatic NICS

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2019.0053/v1 (version v1) [This version] Sep 23, 2019 DOI10.24435/materialscloud:2019.0053/v1