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Fluorescence Detection of Surface-Bound Intermediates Produced from UV Photoreactivity of Alkylsiloxane SAMs

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posted on 03.03.2004, 00:00 by Eric A. McArthur, Tao Ye, Jason P. Cross, Stéphane Petoud, Eric Borguet
Detection and quantification of submonolayer coverage surface species is not trivial. We have developed a novel method sensitive to surface-bound chemical functional groups as low as 1011 molecules/cm2 by specific covalent attachment of fluorescent chromophores. This enables the intermediates of the UV photochemistry of alkylsiloxane self-assembled monolayers to be identified.