Norbornadiene (bicyclo[2.2.1]Hepta-2,5-diene) is shown to chemisorb selectivity at room temperature onto clean Si(100)-2×1 surfaces. Combining the chemoselectivity of this process with scanning tunneling microscope nanolithography allows the formation of nanometer-sized regions having a norbonadiene adlayer. This concept could serve as the basis for creating spatially resolved templates to initiate chemical reactions with other chemical species in the presence of hydrogen-passivated Si(100)-2×1 areas.
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