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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.

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

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Submitted
12 Apr 2013
Accepted
02 May 2013
First published
02 May 2013

Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 2815-2821
Article type
Edge Article

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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