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Imidazolium Ion-Terminated Self-Assembled Monolayers on Au:  Effects of Counteranions on Surface Wettability

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posted on 2004-01-21, 00:00 authored by Bang Sook Lee, Young Shik Chi, Jae Kyun Lee, Insung S. Choi, Choong Eui Song, Sung Keon Namgoong, Sang-gi Lee
Self-assembled monolayers presenting imidazolium ions at the tail ends (SAMIMs) having different counteranions have been prepared on Au, and the measurement of water contact angles of the surfaces proved to be an extremely valuable simple technique for quantifying the effects of counteranions on hydrophilicity and hydrophobicity of SAMIMs, which will be extrapolated to the water miscibility of the related ionic liquids.