Title

Elucidating the role of surface hydrolysis in preparing organosilane nanostructures via particle lithography

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2008

Abstract

A new method of particle lithography is described for preparing rings or nanoporous films of organosilanes. Millions of exquisitely uniform and precisely spaced nanostructures with designed surface chemistry can be rapidly produced using vapor deposition through mesoparticle masks. Nanoscopic amounts of water are essential for initiating surface hydrosilation. Thus, the key step for preparing covalently bonded nanostructures of organosilanes is to control drying parameters to spatially direct the placement of water on surfaces. © 2008 American Chemical Society.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Nano Letters

First Page

1916

Last Page

1922

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