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Volume 98, 201716th International Conference on Organized Molecular Films (ICOMF16-LB16)
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|Published online||08 February 2017|
Phosphonate molecular layers on TiO2 surfaces
1 Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Genova, Via Dodecaneso 33, Genova, Italy
2 Dipartimento di Fisica and OPTMATLAB, Università di Genova, Via Dodecaneso 33, Genova, Italy
3 INFN, Sezione di Genova, Via Dodecaneso 33, Genova, Italy
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We investigated the deposition of (HO)2-PO-S-(CH2)15-COOH on TiO2. The phosphonate group has been chosen to serve as the anchoring moiety while the carboxylic group can be exploited for further coupling with antibacterial peptides. Native oxide-covered polished Ti samples were used as substrates for the molecular deposition. Previous to deposition, the substrates were plasma-cleaned in order to enrich their surfaces of hydroxyl groups, suitable for phosphonate coupling. The combined analysis of atomic force microscopy, X-ray photoemission spectroscopy and differential spectroscopic ellipsometry measurements indicates the formation of a submonolayer film made of irregular islands, one molecule thick.
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