Chemical bonding between aromatic molecules and glass surfaces

S. Markus, Z. Priel

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Chemical bonding between a solid surface (Vycor) and aromatic molecules attached to the surface by reaction with corresponding Li salt was studied by the following two spectroscopic methods: ESCA, electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis and UV and visible range absorption. Our results show that (i) benzene molecules replace the silanolic group on the Vycor surface with an efficiency of ∼10% and (ii) a chemical bond between biphenyl molecules and the Vycor surface is formed. This is shown by absorption in the UV range being shifted toward lower energies and a new absorption maximum appearing in the visible range (∼570 nm).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-154
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Colloid and Interface Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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