MOLECULAR SELF-ASSEMBLY

Two layers are better than one

Fullerene–triethylene glycol monomers are shown to form self-assembled bilayers on Au with an exchangeable upper layer. These structures are as versatile as thiol-based self-assembled monolayers while showing enhanced robustness.

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

Fig. 1: Schematic illustration of the concept of self-assembled bilayer.

References

  1. 1.

    Love, J. C., Estroff, L. A., Kriebel, J. K., Nuzzo, R. G. & Whitesides, G. M. Chem. Rev. 105, 1103–1170 (2005).

  2. 2.

    Van Hal, P. A. et al. Nat. Nanotechnol. 3, 749–754 (2008).

  3. 3.

    Qiu, X. et al. Nat. Mater. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-019-0587-x (2019).

  4. 4.

    Jahani, F., Torabi, S., Chiechi, R. C., Koster, L. J. A. & Hummelen, J. C. Chem. Commun. 50, 10645–10647 (2014).

  5. 5.

    Collavini, S. & Delgado, J. L. Sustain. Energy Fuels 2, 2480–2493 (2018).

  6. 6.

    Krieg, E., Niazov-Elkan, A., Cohen, E., Tsarfati, Y. & Rybtchinski, B. Acc. Chem. Res. 52, 2634–2646 (2019).

  7. 7.

    Shirai, Y. et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128, 4854–4864 (2006).

Download references

Author information

Correspondence to Ayelet Vilan.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Vilan, A. Two layers are better than one. Nat. Mater. 19, 262–263 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-019-0588-9

Download citation