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Self-Assembled Monolayers of an Oligo(ethylene oxide) Disulfide and its Corresponding Thiol Assembled From Water: Characterization and Protein Resistance

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David J. Vanderah, Marlon L. Walker, Mark A. Rocco, Kenneth A. Rubinson

Abstract

The self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of the ?-methyl oligo(ethylene oxide) disulfide [S(CH2CH2O)6CH3]2, [S(EO)6]2 {OEO disulfide}, on Au from 95 % ethanol and from water are described. Spectroscopic ellipsometry and reflection-absorption infrared spectroscopy data indicate the [S(EO)6]2 films are similar to the disordered films of HS(CH2CH2O)6CH3, (EO)6, and HS(CH2)3O(CH2CH2O)5CH3, C3EO5, at their protein adsorption minima. However, unlike the (EO)6 and C3EO5 thiols, the [S(EO)6]2 films are self-limiting in their surface packing density and sustain film thickness of 1.0 nm to 1.3 nm, corresponding to 50 % to 65 % coverage, over extended periods of time. As a result, OEO disulfides offer an attractive motif for the generation of thin, protein rejecting surfaces.
Citation
Langmuir
Volume
24
Issue
3

Keywords

Oligo(ethylene oxide) disulfides, self-assembled monolayers (SAMs)

Citation

Ross, D. , Walker, M. , Rocco, M. and Rubinson, K. (2008), Self-Assembled Monolayers of an Oligo(ethylene oxide) Disulfide and its Corresponding Thiol Assembled From Water: Characterization and Protein Resistance, Langmuir (Accessed July 23, 2024)

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Created February 5, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017