Alkanethiol molecules containing an aromatic moiety self-assembled onto gold clusters

S. R. Johnson, S. D. Evans, S. W. Mahon, A. Ulman

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Alkanethiol molecules containing a polar aromatic group (C22H45-SO2-C6H4-O-C 8-SH) were used to stabilize gold clusters, formed in a two-phase system (J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1994, 801). The gold nanoparticles were investigated using TEM, FTIR, UV/vis and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and compared to a monolayer formed from the same alkanelthiol molecule onto a planar surface. The results show that surfactant-coated nanoparticles are indeed formed and that the incorporation of a polar aromatic group, into the thiol molecule, does not hinder the self-assembling process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-57
Number of pages7
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 8 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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