Pawilai Chinwangso

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The spontaneous adsorption of organic molecules on a variety of planar and nonplanar substrates, that is, self assembly, can generate films just one molecule thick. These nanoscale, self-assembled monolayer (SAM) films have been extensively used to engineer surfaces with well-defined properties. Their utility has been demonstrated in a wide range of(More)
This paper describes the formation of a new series of monolayer films generated by the self-assembly of omega-cyclopropylalkanethiols, CyPr(CH(2))(n)SH (n = 9-13), onto the surface of gold. Procedures used to prepare the omega-cyclopropylalkanethiol adsorbates are also reported. Methyl-, vinyl-, and isopropyl-terminated self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) were(More)
Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on gold derived from the direct adsorption of thioacetic acid S-decyl ester (C10SAc) and thioacetic acid S-octadecyl ester (C18SAc) were compared to the corresponding SAMs derived from the analogous adsorption n-decanethiol (C10SH) and n-octadecanethiol (C18SH). All SAMs were characterized using ellipsometry, contact angle(More)
This paper describes synthesis of ultrathin pinhole-free insulating aluminum oxide layers for electronic device protection in corrosive liquid environments, such as phosphate buffered saline (PBS) or clinical fluids, to enable emerging biomedical applications such as biomolecular sensors. A pinhole-free 25-nm thick amorphous aluminum oxide layer has been(More)
Organic thin-films on gold were prepared from a set of new, custom-designed bidentate alkanethiols possessing a mixture of normal alkane and methoxy-terminated tri(ethylene glycol) chains. The new unsymmetrical spiroalkanedithiol adsorbates were of the form [CH3O(CH2CH2O)3(CH2)5]-[CH3(CH2)n+1]C[CH2SH]2 where n = 3 and 14; designated EG3C7-C7 and EG3C7-C18,(More)
A new conjugated light-emitting AB copolymer containing alternating fluorene and naphthalene units, poly{(9,9-di-noctylfluorenediyl vinylene)-alt-[1,5-(2,6-dioctyloxy)naphthalene vinylene]} (PFV-alt-PNV), was synthesized via Horner-Emmons polymerization. The polymer is completely soluble in common organic solvents and exhibits good thermal stability up to(More)
This paper highlights the relation between the shape of iron oxide (Fe3O4) particles and their magnetic sensing ability. We synthesized Fe3O4 nanocubes and nanospheres having tunable sizes via solvothermal and thermal decomposition synthesis reactions, respectively, to obtain samples in which the volumes and body diagonals/diameters were equivalent.(More)
Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) were prepared on gold substrates from an unsymmetrical partially fluorinated spiroalkanedithiol adsorbate with the specific structure of [CH3(CH2)7][CF3(CF2)7(CH2)8]C[CH2SH]2 (SADT) and compared to SAMs formed from the semifluorinated monothiol F8H10SH [CF3(CF2)7(CH2)10SH] of analogous chain length and n-octadecanethiol. The(More)
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