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An On-Surface Reaction Confined within a Porous Molecular Template

Judd, Chris J.; Champness, Neil R.; Saywell, Alex

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Chris J. Judd

Neil R. Champness


On-surface reactions based on metal-catalysed Ullmann coupling have been successfully employed to synthesise a wide variety of covalently coupled structures. Substrate chemistry and topology are both known to effect the progression of an on-surface reaction; offering routes to control efficiency and selectivity. Here, we detail ultra-high vacuum scanning probe microscopy experiments showing that templating a catalytically active surface, via a supramolecular template, influences the reaction pathway of an onsurface Ullmann-type coupling reaction by inhibiting one potential intermediate structure and stabilising another.


Judd, C. J., Champness, N. R., & Saywell, A. (2018). An On-Surface Reaction Confined within a Porous Molecular Template. Chemistry - A European Journal, 24(1), 56-61.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 20, 2017
Online Publication Date Nov 15, 2017
Publication Date Jan 2, 2018
Deposit Date Oct 26, 2017
Publicly Available Date Nov 16, 2018
Journal Chemistry - A European Journal
Print ISSN 0947-6539
Electronic ISSN 1521-3765
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 24
Issue 1
Pages 56-61
Keywords General Chemistry; Catalysis; Organic Chemistry
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Additional Information This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: C. J. Judd, N. R. Champness, A. Saywell, Chemistry a European Journal 2018, 24, 56., which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.


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