B. Feichtenschlager, C. Lomoschitz, G. Kickelbick:
"Tuning the self-assembled monolayer formation on nanoparticle surfaces with different curvatures: Investigations on spherical silica particles and plane-crystal-shaped zirconia particles";
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science,
The ordering of dodecyl-chain self-assembled monolayers (SAM) on different nanoscopic surfaces was investigated by FT-IR studies. As model systems plane-crystal-shaped ZrO2 nanoparticles and spherical SiO2 nanoparticles were examined. The type of capping agent was chosen dependent on the substrate, therefore dodecylphosphonic acid and octadecylphosphonic acid were used for ZrO2 and dodecyltrimethoxysilane for SiO2 samples. The plane ZrO2 nanocrystals yielded more ordered alkyl-chain structures whereas spherical SiO2 nanoparticles showed significantly lower alkyl-chain ordering. Submicron-sized silica spheres revealed a significantly higher alkyl chain ordering, comparable to an analogously prepared SAM on a non-curved plane oxidized Si-wafer. In the case of ZrO2 nanocrystals an intense alkyl-chain alignment could be disturbed by decreasing the grafting density from the maximum of 2.1 molecules/nm2 through the variation of coupling agent concentration to lower values. Furthermore, the co-adsorption of a different coupling agent, such as phenylphosphonic acid for ZrO2 and phenyltrimethoxysilane for SiO2, resulted in a significantly lower alkyl-chain ordering for ZrO2 plane crystals and for large SiO2 spherical particles at high grafting density. An increasing amount of order-disturbing molecules leads to a gradual decrease in alkyl-chain alignment on the surface of the inorganic nanoparticles. In the case of the ZrO2 nanoparticle system it is shown via dynamic light scattering (DLS) that the mixed monolayer formation on the particle surface impacts the dispersion quality in organic solvents such as n-hexane.
Nanoparticles; Surface-functionalization; Self-assembled monolayers; Silica; Zirconia; Mixed monolayers
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Projektleitung Guido Kickelbick:
Untersuchung der Wechselwirkungen von Haftkomponenten mit Zirkondioxid- und Edelmetall-Oberflächen sowie Bariumgläsern
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