Chlorine adlayer-templated growth of a hybrid inorganic–organic layered structure on Au(111)

Izabela Irena Rzeznicka, H. Horino, K. Yagyu, T. Suzuki, S. Kajimoto, H. Fukumura

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Growth of a hybrid inorganic–organic layered structure on the Au(111) surface using a one-step solution growth is reported. The hybrid structure is consist of 4,4′-bipyridine [4,4′-BiPyH2]2 + cations, Cl anions and Au adatoms, provided from substrate by means of the adsorbate-induced surface phase transition of a surface reconstruction. Its surface and bulk structures were characterized by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), and Raman spectroscopy. STM results reveal growth of the first [4,4′-BiPyH2]2 + layer on top of the [Formula presented] chlorine overlayer formed on the Au(111) surface. These two layers are found to provide a platform for a following three-dimensional growth facilitated by hydrogen bonding, aurophilic and π–π stacking interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-50
Number of pages5
JournalSurface Science
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Au(111)
  • Aurophilic interaction
  • Bipyridine
  • Chlorine overlayer
  • Scanning tunneling microscopy
  • Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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