Thiocholesterol on gold: A nanoporous molecular assembly
1996 (English)In: Langmuir, ISSN 0743-7463, E-ISSN 1520-5827, Vol. 12, no 7, 1704-1707 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The formation of thiocholesterol (TC) monolayers on gold has been studied by ellipsometry, contact angle measurements, infrared spectroscopy, and cyclic voltammetry. Subsequent treatment of the TC assembly with 11-mercaptodeuterioundecanoic acid (MDUA) shows that the average surface coverage is about 65% of that of a self-assembled alkanethiolate monolayer and that it has a large number of molecular defects. These defects exist because of a mismatch between the size and shape of the TC molecule and the pinning distance at the Au(111) crystal lattice. Potential uses of these defect-rich structures are microelectrode arrays for electroanalytical and biosensor applications.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Chemical Society , 1996. Vol. 12, no 7, 1704-1707 p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-76341DOI: 10.1021/la951524tISI: A1996UD79400003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-76341DiVA: diva2:513823