Controlling structure from the bottom-up

Structural and optical properties of layer-by-layer assembled palladium coordination-based multilayers

Marc Altman, Atindra D. Shukla, Tatiana Zubkov, Guennadi Evmenenko, Pulak Dutta, Milko van der Boom

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Layer-by-layer assembly of two palladium coordination-based multilayers on silicon and glass substrates is presented. The new assemblies consist of rigid-rod chromophores connected by terminal pyridine moieties to palladium centers. Both colloidal palladium and PdCl2(PhCN)2 were used in order to determine the effect of the metal complex precursor on multilayer structure and optical properties. The multilayers were formed by an iterative wet-chemical deposition process at room temperature in air on a siloxane-based template layer. Twelve consecutive deposition steps have been demostrated resulting in structurally regular assemblies with an equal amount of chromophore and palladium added in each molecular bilayer. The optical intensity characteristics of the metal-organic films are clearly a function of the palladium precursor employed. The colloid-based system has a UV-vis absorption maximum an order of magnitude stronger than that of the PdCl 2-based multilayer. The absorption maximum of the PdCl 2-based film exhibits a significant red shift of 23 nm with the addition of 12 layers. Remarkably, the structure and physiochemical properties of the submicron scale PdCl2-based structures are determined by the configuration of the ∼15 A thick template layer. The refractive index of the PdCl2-based film was determined by spectroscopic ellipsometry. Well-defined three-dimensional structures, with a dimension of 5 μm, were obtained using photopatterned template monolayers. The properties and microstructure of the films were studied by UV-vis spectroscopy, spectroscopic ellipsometry, atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray reflectivity (XRR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and aqueous contact angle measurements (CA).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7374-7382
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume128
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 7 2006

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Palladium
Structural properties
Multilayers
Optical properties
Spectroscopic ellipsometry
Chromophores
Chemical Phenomena
Siloxanes
Refractometry
Atomic Force Microscopy
Coordination Complexes
Colloids
Silicon
Angle measurement
Metal complexes
Ultraviolet spectroscopy
Electron Scanning Microscopy
Pyridine
Contact angle
Glass

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Controlling structure from the bottom-up : Structural and optical properties of layer-by-layer assembled palladium coordination-based multilayers. / Altman, Marc; Shukla, Atindra D.; Zubkov, Tatiana; Evmenenko, Guennadi; Dutta, Pulak; van der Boom, Milko.

In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 128, No. 22, 07.06.2006, p. 7374-7382.

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Altman, Marc ; Shukla, Atindra D. ; Zubkov, Tatiana ; Evmenenko, Guennadi ; Dutta, Pulak ; van der Boom, Milko. / Controlling structure from the bottom-up : Structural and optical properties of layer-by-layer assembled palladium coordination-based multilayers. In: Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2006 ; Vol. 128, No. 22. pp. 7374-7382.
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