Steven De Feyter took part in a memorable event, celebrating chemistry and the 50th anniversary of the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), which took place in the famous Hotel Métropole in Brussels.
We used scanning tunnelling microscopy to follow in real-time, as bonds form and break, molecule by molecule, the birth and growth of 2D dynamic covalent polymers on a solid support immersed in a reactive solution.
Nanoscopic lateral confinement created on a graphite surface enabled the study of embryonic stages of molecular self-assembly on solid surfaces using scanning tunneling microscopy performed at the solution/solid interface.
We reveal the superior sensing capability of covalently modified graphene layers for ammonia detection
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We report on the detection and stabilization of a previously unknown two-dimensional (2D) pseudopolymorph.
We demonstrate spatially resolved multicomponent covalent chemical patterning of single layer graphene using a facile and efficient method.
In this paper, published in Nanoscale, we demonstrate that the ascorbic acid mediated dediazoniation of aryldiazonium salts leads to self-limiting growth of monolayers with high grafting densities
In this recent paper in J. Am. Chem. Soc., we demonstrate molecular scale imaging of dynamic network switching between covalent organic frameworks in real time.
In this paper, published in Angewandte Chemie, we reveal the possibility to induce or favor the formation of polymorphs, by confining molecules in nanoscale 2D boxes