Penta(tert-butylthio)corannulene and penta(4-dimethylaminophenylthio)corannulene form highly stable monolayers on gold surfaces, as indicated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Formation of these homogeneous monolayers involves multivalent coordination of the five sulfur atoms to gold with the peripheral alkyl or aryl substituents pointing away from the surface. No dissociation of C-S bonds upon binding could be observed at room temperature. Yet, the XPS experiments reveal strong chemical bonding between the thioether groups and gold. Temperature-dependent XPS study shows that the thermal stability of the monolayers is higher than the typical stability of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of thiolates on gold.