Title

Surface-confined monomers on electrode surfaces. 10. Electrochemical and infrared spectroscopic characteristics of aniline-terminated alkanethiol monolayers on Au electrochemically treated in aqueous solution

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-20-2001

Abstract

We have synthesized and conducted studies on two self-assembled monolayers which have an oxyaniline tail group that is tethered to a gold surface via an alkanethiol chain. Reflection-absorption infrared spectroscopy (RAIRS), electrochemical, and contact angle measurements were performed on pristine 2-(6-mercaptohexan-1-oxy)aniline (AnC6SH) and 2-(7-mercaptoheptan-1-oxy)aniline (AnC7SH) monolayers on planar Au surfaces. The pristine monolayers were electrochemically oxidized in 1 M H2SO4, and the resulting voltammetry was compared to that of dimeric model compounds and electrochemically deposited poly(o-phenetidine) films on Au electrodes. RAIRS and electrochemical data reveal that electrochemical oxidation of AnC6SH and AnC7SH monolayers on Au results in the formation of surface-confined poly(aniline) as well as aniline dimers and hydrolyzed aniline dimers.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Langmuir

First Page

1983

Last Page

1992

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