The article Axial ligand control over monolayer and bilayer formation of metal-salophens at the liquid–solid interface (Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 2548-2550), authored by Johannes A. A. W. Elemans, Sander J. Wezenberg, Michiel J. J. Coenen, Eduardo C. Escudero-Adán, Jordi Benet-Buchholz, Duncan den Boer, Sylvia Speller, Arjan W. Kleij and Steven De Feyter, has been highlighted on the Cover of Chemical Communications on issue 15.
The authors report that nickel salophens exclusively form monolayers at a liquid–solid interface, while in contrast zinc salophens mainly self-assemble into bilayers via axial ligand self-coordination which can be disrupted by the addition of pyridine axial ligands.