Phosphine oxide monolayers on SiO2 surfaces

Roie Yerushalmi, Johnny C. Ho, Zhiyong Fan, Ali Javey

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(Figure Presented) Getting a grip: H-bond formation is shown to be the main mode of interaction for monolayer formation of phosphine oxides on SiO 2 substrates (see images), with covalent reaction involved to a lesser extent. In contrast to the situation with the more widely studied polar phosphonic acids, formation of these monolayers is self-limiting. The results may have important implications for many applications based on phosphine oxide monolayers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4440-4442
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - May 26 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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