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The pH-dependent adhesion of nanoparticles to self-assembled monolayers on gold

Bowen, James; Manickam, Mayandithevar; Evans, Stephen D.; Critchley, Kevin; Kendall, Kevin and Preece, Jon A. (2008). The pH-dependent adhesion of nanoparticles to self-assembled monolayers on gold. Thin Solid Films, 516(10) pp. 2987–2999.

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Abstract

The effect of pH on the adhesion of silica and polystyrene latex nanoparticles, presenting hydroxyl and carboxylic acid surface chemistries respectively, to self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) has been investigated. The SAMs studied were 1-dodecanethiol, 11-mercaptoundecanoic acid and an original pyridine-terminated SAM. Adhesion of nanoparticles to the SAMs was found to decrease with increasing pH due to increased repulsive forces between surfaces, as a result of the deprotonation of surface moieties on the nanoparticles. A range of surface morphologies for the adsorbed nanoparticles was observed for the systems studied.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2007 Elsevier B. V.
ISSN: 0040-6090
Keywords: self-assembled monolayer; nanoparticle; adhesion; surface chemistry; pKa
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 43198
Depositing User: James Bowen
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2015 15:56
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2016 21:42
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/43198
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