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Molecules 2018, 23(2), 485; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23020485

Epitaxially Grown Ultra-Flat Self-Assembling Monolayers with Dendrimers

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Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama 225-8503, Japan
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ERATO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Chiyoda 102-0076, Japan
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PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Chiyoda 102-8666, Japan
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Received: 17 January 2018 / Revised: 13 February 2018 / Accepted: 14 February 2018 / Published: 23 February 2018
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Abstract

Mono-molecular films formed by physical adsorption and dendrimer self-assembly were prepared on various substrate surfaces. It was demonstrated that a uniform dendrimer-based monolayer on the subnanometer scale can be easily constructed via simple dip coating. Furthermore, it was shown that an epitaxially grown monolayer film reflecting the crystal structure of the substrate (highly ordered pyrolytic graphite (HOPG)) can also be formed by aligning specific conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: dendrimers; epitaxial growth; self-assembling monolayers; surface modification dendrimers; epitaxial growth; self-assembling monolayers; surface modification
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Imaoka, T.; Bukeo, N.; Yamamoto, K. Epitaxially Grown Ultra-Flat Self-Assembling Monolayers with Dendrimers. Molecules 2018, 23, 485.

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