NHCs porter Ru porphyrins in Angew. Chem.

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Chemisorbing a prototypical N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) to a dense packed layer of metalloporphyrins pulls out complete metalloporphyrins into the second layer. This dynamic and reversible phenomenon unravels by structural, spectroscopic, desorption and theoretical investigations. The molecular rearrangement of the metallorganic layer is paralleled to NHCs pulling out single metal atoms from surfaces due to strong adsorption.


N‑heterocyclic carbenes: molecular porters of surface mounted Ru porphyrins 

P. Knecht, D. Meier, J. Reichert, D. A. Duncan, M. Schwarz, J. Küchle, T.-L. Lee, P. S. Deimel, P. Feulner, F. Allegretti, W. Auwärter, G. Médard, A. P. Seitsonen, J. V. Barth, and A. C. Papageorgiou

Angew. Chem. Int. Edit. (2022) eLocator: e202211877 DOI: 10.1002/anie.202211877