Stabilization of self-assembled monolayers of carboxylic acids on native oxides of metals

Yael G. Aronoff, Bo Chen, Gang Lu, Carwai Seto, Jeffrey Schwartz, Steven L. Bernasek

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Abstract

Alkanoic acids adsorb weakly to the native oxide surface of aluminum. Treating the oxide surface first with an alkoxide of zirconium provides for strong subsequent adsorption of the alkanoic acid. The formation of an interfacial zirconium carboxylate gives rise to this strong adhesion. A combination of quartz crystal microbalance and ultrahigh-vacuum IR spectroscopic techniques were used to establish the stoichiometry and structural features of the interfacial zirconium carboxylate film.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-262
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume119
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 15 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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