Mixed self-assembled multilayer of 4,4′-dimercaptobiphenyl and 1,8-octanedithiol

Tina Louise Brower, Myneeka Cook, Abraham Ulman

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Mixed multilayers from aromatic (biphenyl) and aliphatic (octane) dithiols, using Cu(II) ions, have been prepared and characterized by ellipsometry, FTIR, and XPS. The data support the formation of multilayers in which interlayer disulfide linkages connect the 4,4′-dimercaptobiphenyl layers and intralayer disulfide bonds connect 1,8-octanedithiol molecules. Cu(I) ions connect the aromatic and alipathic layers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11721-11725
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number42
StatePublished - 23 Oct 2003
Externally publishedYes


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