22 May 1995 Synthesis and characterization of a photoactive monolayer
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The synthesis and characterization of photoactive monolayers is described. Monolayers containing azobenzene were prepared either by direct chemisorption of a trichlorosilane or by covalent attachment to a functionalized self-assembled monolayer (SAM). Preliminary photoisomerization studies show a decrease in wettability upon exposure to ultraviolet light. In addition, a new experimental methodology for measuring protein adsorption to SAMs was developed. Neutron reflectometry measurements show that the protein, Human Serum Albumin (HSA), adsorbs onto both methyl- and ammonium-terminated SAMs. However, more protein was found in the interphase next to the methyl-terminated SAM.
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Lisa M. Siewierski, Lisa M. Siewierski, Lorraine M. Lander, Lorraine M. Lander, Andrea Liebmann, Andrea Liebmann, William J. Brittain, William J. Brittain, Mark D. Foster, Mark D. Foster, } "Synthesis and characterization of a photoactive monolayer", Proc. SPIE 2441, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Materials, (22 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209788; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.209788

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