A Novel Self-Assembled Monolayer Film Containing a Sulfone-Substituted Aromatic Group

Nolan Tillman, Abraham Ulman, James F. Elman

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The preparation of a novel self-assembling monolayer film containing an aromatic ring substituted with a sulfonyl group is described. The quality of the monolayer film is evaluated by spectroscopic methods, including FTIR and XPS, and by physical methods, including ellipsometry and contact angle measurements. A comparison with an analogous aromatic ester-containing monolayer film is presented. The results indicate that a donor-acceptor substituted phenyl ring containing the sulfonyl group can be incorporated into selfassembled monolayers. The ester-containing material formed monolayers with anomalously low contact angles for nonpolar liquids such as hexadecane, indicating greater disorder in the monolayer structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1512-1518
Number of pages7
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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