One-dimensional structures of three quinone molecules on Au(111)

Min Hui Chang, Won Jun Jang, Min Wook Lee, Seungwu Han, Se Jong Kahng

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Quinone molecules form self-assembled structures in biological systems playing a key role in charge transport. Here, we report on the self-assembled chain structures of three quinone molecules, anthraquinone (AQ), naphthacenequinone (NQ), and pentacenequinone (PQ) on Au(111) studied using scanning tunneling microscopy. They all formed one-dimensional chain structures confined to herringbone structures of Au(111) at the low-coverage limit. The observed structures were explained with O•••H hydrogen bonds, as revealed by our density functional theory calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number121911
JournalSurface Science
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Nov

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from the National Research Foundation of Korea (Grants No. 2021R1A2C1012526 , No. 2021R111A1A01053172 , and No. 2018R1A4A1024157 ), and Korea University Grants. This work was supported by the Supercomputing Center/ Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information with supercomputing resources including technical support ( KSC-2018-C1-0005 ).

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© 2021 Elsevier B.V.


  • Hydrogen bond
  • Molecular chain
  • Molecular nanostructures
  • Quinone
  • Scanning tunneling microscopy
  • Self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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