Using in situ electrochemical scanning tunnelling microscopy (EC-STM), we demonstrate fully reversible tuning of molecular tiling between self-assembled structures with supramolecular motifs containing 2, 3, 4, 6 or 7 tectons. The structures can be explained by electrocompression of the cationic adlayer at the solid-liquid interface.
Corresponding author: Stijn F. L. Mertens (mertens).
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This work is the basis for the cover page of Chemical Communications, Volume 50, Issue 72 (18 September 2014).