Self‐assembled monolayers of alkyltrichiorosilanes: Building blocks for future organic materials

Abraham Ulman

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Optoelectronics and molecular electronics are two areas of potential application for monolayers of ordered organic materials. These layers from spontaneously on the immersion of an appropriate substrate into a solution of an active surfactant in an organic solvent. Very strong molecule–substrate interactions result, for example between the organo‐siloxane trimer and a hydroxylated surface (see figure). The build up of mono and multilayers, the nature of the interface interactions and the applications of these organized structures are discussed. (Formula Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-582
Number of pages10
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1990


  • Molecular Electronics
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Preparation Methods
  • SA Multilayers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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