Diazo coupling for surface attachment of small molecules to TiO2nanoparticles

Jennifer L. Troiano, Gongfang Hu, Robert H. Crabtree, Gary W. Brudvig

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Robust surface attachment of molecular species to metal oxide semiconductors is desirable for many applications. Here, we report the interfacial diazo coupling of surface-bound amines with aromatics to bind them to the surface of TiO2 nanoparticles via a siloxane anchor and a diazo linker. The technique shows potential for the inexpensive, stable, modular and tunable attachment of molecules to metal oxide surfaces. This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9340-9343
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number65
Publication statusPublished - Aug 21 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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