Oxidation of a Sulfide Group in a Self-Assembled Monolayer

Nolan Tillman, Abraham Ulman, James F. Elman

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A monolayer film prepared on silicon substrates from ll-[4-(methylthio)phenoxy]-l-(trichlorosilyl)undecane (1) was investigated by FTIR, XPS, ellipsometry, and contact angle measurements. Treatment of this monolayer with hydrogen peroxide in acetic acid resulted in efficient conversion of the surface-localized sulfide group to a sulfoxide group. The resulting hydrophilic surface could be treated successfully with octadecyltrichlorosilane to produce a bilayer film.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1020-1026
Number of pages7
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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