Formation of a novel honeycomb structure consisting of 2-mercaptomethylthiophene derivatives on Au(111) Building units to form the unique structure

Tohru Nakamura, Hiroshi Kondoh, Mutsuyoshi Matsumoto, Hisakazu Nozoye

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2-Mercaptomethylthiophene derivatives were prepared and their adsorpion states on a gold single crystal surface were studied by scanning tunneling microscopy under ultrahigh-vacuum conditions. Two ordered phases were observed for the mercaptomethylthiophene derivatives: the first phase is composed of one-dimensional molecular rows and the second has a previously unknown two-dimensional honeycomb structure. A comparative study for various types of thiols leads us to conclude that the mercaptomethylthienyl moiety is a building unit for the formation of the specific structure and that the molecules are arranged with upright configuration in the structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)701-704
Number of pages4
JournalSurface Science
Publication statusPublished - 1998 May 15



  • 2-mercaptomethylthiophene derivatives
  • Thiol/gold system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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