We report on the comparative performance of a simple diphenol and its fluorinated analogue as hydrogen-bond-donating building blocks for the formation of multicomponent self-assembled monolayers. The fluorinated molecule is found to be a significantly more effective building block than its unfluorinated counterpart.
Pinfold, H., Pattison, G., & Costantini, G. (2020). Fluorination as a route towards unlocking the hydrogen bond donor ability of phenolic compounds in self-assembled monolayers. CrystEngComm, 22(14), 2425-2428. https://doi.org/10.1039/D0CE00213E