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Silanization of quartz, silicon and mica surfaces with light-driven molecular motors: construction of surface-bound photo-active nanolayers

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Abstract

The attachment of molecular rotary motors containing triethoxysilane functional groups to quartz, silicon and mica surfaces is described. Motors containing silane coupling agents in their structure form stable molecular layers on quartz and silicon surfaces. Motors attached to these surfaces were found to undergo photochemical and thermal isomerization steps similar to those observed in solution. Additionally, successful formation of molecular “carpets” on atomically flat mica extending micrometer-sized length scales is presented. These “carpets” were found to undergo morphological changes upon irradiation with UV-light.

Graphical abstract: Silanization of quartz, silicon and mica surfaces with light-driven molecular motors: construction of surface-bound photo-active nanolayers

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The article was received on 06 Feb 2013, accepted on 05 Apr 2013 and first published on 05 Apr 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3OB40276B
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013,11, 3477-3483
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    Silanization of quartz, silicon and mica surfaces with light-driven molecular motors: construction of surface-bound photo-active nanolayers

    G. London, G. T. Carroll and B. L. Feringa, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11, 3477
    DOI: 10.1039/C3OB40276B

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