Jump to main content
Jump to site search
Access to RSC content Close the message box

Continue to access RSC content when you are not at your institution. Follow our step-by-step guide.


Issue 5, 2005
Previous Article Next Article

Attachment of organic layers to conductive or semiconductive surfaces by reduction of diazonium salts

Author affiliations

Abstract

Surface chemistry is the topic of this tutorial review. It describes the electrochemical reduction of aryl diazonium salts on carbon, silicon or metals which leads to the formation of an aromatic organic layer covalently bonded to the surface. The method which permits such a modification is set forth. The proof for the existence of the organic layer is brought forward. The grafting mechanism and the covalent bonding between the surface and the aryl group are discussed. The formation of mono or multilayers depending on the experimental conditions is rationalized. Finally some examples of the possible uses of this reaction are given.

Graphical abstract: Attachment of organic layers to conductive or semiconductive surfaces by reduction of diazonium salts

Back to tab navigation

Article information


Submitted
16 Dec 2004
First published
23 Feb 2005

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2005,34, 429-439
Article type
Tutorial Review

Attachment of organic layers to conductive or semiconductive surfaces by reduction of diazonium salts

J. Pinson and F. Podvorica, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2005, 34, 429
DOI: 10.1039/B406228K

Social activity

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements