Surface-Driven Porphyrin Self-Assembly on Pre-Activated Si Substrates
Authors: Carofiglio, Tommaso; Comini, Elisabetta; Gasparotto, Alberto; Lubian, Elisa; Maccato, Chiara; Sberveglieri, Giorgio
Source: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Volume 11, Number 4, April 2011 , pp. 3235-3244(10)
Publisher: American Scientific Publishers
Abstract:Self-assembled molecular thin films of melamine-bridged bis-porphyrin dyad, both in free form, P(H2)P(H2), or as Zn(II) metallated complex, P(Zn)P(Zn), were deposited on crystalline Si(100) by soaking or drop-casting techniques. The influence of the adopted preparation methodology, the substrate surface pre-activation procedure and the used solvent (THF or CHCl3) on the morphology and surface coverage of the resulting films was investigated by FE-SEM (Field Emission-Scanning Electron Microscopy) and AFM (Atomic Force Microscopy). The chemical composition and electronic structure of the most promising systems were also addressed by XPS (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy). The results pointed out that an accurate tuning of porphyrin–porphyrin, porphyrin–substrate and porphyrin–solvent molecular interactions allow to tailor the morphogenesis and chemico-physical properties of the final self-assembled films. In addition, preliminary gas sensing tests evidenced the potential of the present porphyrin-based films for the development of new molecular sensing devices.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 2011
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