The controlled modification of surface properties represents a pervasive requirement to be fulfilled when developing new technologies. In this paper, we propose an easy-to-implement protocol for the functionalization of glass with Self-Assembled Monolayers (SAMs). The adaptivity of the synthesis route was demonstrated by the controlled anchoring of thiol, amino, glycidyloxy, and methacrylate groups onto the glass surface. The optimization of the synthetic pathway was mirrored by extremely smooth SAMs (approx. 150 pm roughness), layer thickness comparable to the theoretical molecule length, absence of silane islands along the surface, quasi-unitary degree of packing, and tailored wettability and charge. The functionalization kinetics of two model silanes, 3-mercapto- and 3-amino-propyltrimethoxysilane, was determined by cross-comparing X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and Time of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS) data. Our SAMs with tailored physico-chemical attributes will be implemented as supports for the crystallization of pharmaceuticals and biomolecules in upcoming studies. Here, the application to a small molecule drug model, namely aspirin, was discussed as proof of concept.
A general and adaptive synthesis protocol for high-quality organosilane self‐assembled monolayers as tunable surface chemistry platforms for biochemical applications / Artusio, Fiora; Fumagalli, Francesco; Bañuls-Ciscar, Jorge; Ceccone, Giacomo; Pisano, Roberto. - In: BIOINTERPHASES. - ISSN 1559-4106. - STAMPA. - 15:4(2020), pp. 1-12.
|Titolo:||A general and adaptive synthesis protocol for high-quality organosilane self‐assembled monolayers as tunable surface chemistry platforms for biochemical applications|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1116/6.0000250|
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