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Synthesis and characterization of a photoactive monolayer
Author(s): Lisa M. Siewierski; Lorraine M. Lander; Andrea Liebmann; William J. Brittain; Mark D. Foster
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Paper Abstract

The synthesis and characterization of photoactive monolayers is described. Monolayers containing azobenzene were prepared either by direct chemisorption of a trichlorosilane or by covalent attachment to a functionalized self-assembled monolayer (SAM). Preliminary photoisomerization studies show a decrease in wettability upon exposure to ultraviolet light. In addition, a new experimental methodology for measuring protein adsorption to SAMs was developed. Neutron reflectometry measurements show that the protein, Human Serum Albumin (HSA), adsorbs onto both methyl- and ammonium-terminated SAMs. However, more protein was found in the interphase next to the methyl-terminated SAM.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2441, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Materials, (22 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209788
Show Author Affiliations
Lisa M. Siewierski, Univ. of Akron (United States)
Lorraine M. Lander, Univ. of Akron (United States)
Andrea Liebmann, Univ. of Akron (United States)
William J. Brittain, Univ. of Akron (United States)
Mark D. Foster, Univ. of Akron (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2441:
Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Materials
A. Peter Jardine, Editor(s)

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