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Grafting a homogeneous transition metal catalyst onto a silicon AFM probe: a promising strategy for chemically constructive nanolithography

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Abstract

We report a novel approach to chemically selective lithography using an atomic force microscope (AFM) probe with immobilized homogeneous catalyst, potentially giving access to diverse nanoscale transformations of the surface-bound functional groups. This new concept was proven for the local epoxidation of an alkene-terminated self-assembled monolayer on silicon using H2O2 as an oxidant and a catalytic silicon AFM tip charged with manganese complexes with 1,3,7-triazacyclononane type ligands.

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The article was received on 12 Apr 2013, accepted on 02 May 2013 and first published on 02 May 2013


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC50979F
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 2815-2821
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    Grafting a homogeneous transition metal catalyst onto a silicon AFM probe: a promising strategy for chemically constructive nanolithography

    D. A. Valyaev, S. Clair, L. Patrone, M. Abel, L. Porte, O. Chuzel and J. Parrain, Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 2815
    DOI: 10.1039/C3SC50979F

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