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Issue 19, 2020
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Use of calixarenes bearing diazonium groups for the development of robust monolayers with unique tailored properties

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Abstract

Surface modification represents an active field of research that finds applications, amongst others, in the development of medical devices, sensors and biosensors, anti-biofouling materials, self-cleaning surfaces, surfaces with controlled wettability, corrosion resistance, heterogeneous catalysis and microelectronics. For some applications, surface functionalization with a nanometric-size monolayer is desired. In this review, efforts to covalently functionalize a wide array of surfaces with calixarenes bearing diazonium groups are described. More specifically, methodologies to obtain monolayers of calix[4 or 6]arene derivatives on conductive, semi-conductive or insulating surfaces as well as on nanoparticles are presented. The main advantages of this general surface modification strategy (i.e. formation of true monolayers that can be post-functionalized, high robustness and control over the composition of the calixarene-based coating) and its current scope of applications and future challenges are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Use of calixarenes bearing diazonium groups for the development of robust monolayers with unique tailored properties

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Submitted
13 Jan 2020
Accepted
02 Mar 2020
First published
02 Mar 2020

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2020,18, 3624-3637
Article type
Review Article

Use of calixarenes bearing diazonium groups for the development of robust monolayers with unique tailored properties

L. Troian-Gautier, A. Mattiuzzi, O. Reinaud, C. Lagrost and I. Jabin, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2020, 18, 3624
DOI: 10.1039/D0OB00070A

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