Local generation of carboxyl groups on an organic monolayer through chemical conversion using scanning probe anodization

S. H. Lee, T. Ishizaki, N. Saito, O. Takai

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An organic monolayer directly attached to silicon was prepared through a reaction between 1,7-octadien (OD) and hydrogen-terminated silicon. The OD-monolayer had H2C-terminated groups. The properties of OD-monolayer were evaluated by atomic force microscopy (AFM), ellipsometry and water contact angle measurements. The H2C-terminated groups were site-selectively oxidized through scanning probe anodization and ultraviolet (VUV) irradiation. The sample surfaces fabricated were evaluated by Kelvin force probe microscopy (KPFM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Chemical conversion of functional group in the OD-monolayer was evaluated based on the surface potential change and the immobilization of fluorescence-labeled spheres onto the sample surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1241-1246
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering C
Issue number5-8 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sep
Externally publishedYes



  • Chemical conversion
  • Organic monolayer
  • Scanning probe microscopy
  • Surface potential

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials

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