13 December

Combining Organic Chemistry with Surface Science: from Elusive Molecules to Graphene Materials

Thursday 13 December 2018, 04:00pm

Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles ICMAB, Campus UAB


By Diego Peña, Centro Singular de Investigación en Química Biolóxica en Materiais Moleculares (CiQUS), Departamento de Química Orgánica, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain 

Abstract: The development of atomic force microscopy (AFM) and scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) with functionalized tips has allowed the visualization of molecules adsorbed on different surfaces with submolecular resolution. This key advance, together with the possibility of inducing on-surface chemical reactions with the tip of the microscope opens up exciting applications in chemistry and materials science. Our group at CiQUS is specialized on the synthesis of large aromatic molecules by solution chemistry.

In this talk I will illustrate the great potential of combining synthetic chemistry with surface science, by summarizing selected examples which were developed in close collaboration with groups specialised in AFM/STM. In particular, I will focus on the study of molecular mixtures, the generation of intermediates, the characterization of elusive molecules, and the synthesis of graphene materials.

Hosted by Núria Aliaga, Researcher at the FunNanoSurf group