Published in Nature

  • 2022 Mar 30

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.

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Peeking at early self-assembly events

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.

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Sensing ammonia

  • 2022 Mar 30

We reveal the superior sensing capability of covalently modified graphene layers for ammonia detection

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Sonia Freddi to win Graphene Week 2021 poster award

  • 2022 Jan 16

Read the interview here.

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Polymorph detection

  • 2021 Oct 14

We report on the detection and stabilization of a previously unknown two-dimensional (2D) pseudopolymorph.

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Chemical patterning of graphene

We demonstrate spatially resolved multicomponent covalent chemical patterning of single layer graphene using a facile and efficient method.

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Diazonium Chemistry with a Twist

  • 2020 Oct 04

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

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Dynamic Network Switching

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.

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In control of polymorphism...

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

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And what if you would use an electric field to polymerize...

Proud of our recent publication in J.Am.Chem.Soc. (and "News and Views" in Nature),

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