TiO2 thin films prepared by self-assembld approach

Dan Huang, Zhong Dang Xiao, Ning Ping Huang, Jian Hua Gu, Chun Wei Yuan

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Single layer of 3-mercaptopropyltrimethoxysilane (KH-590) bearing - SH functional groups was assembled onto the hydroxylated surface of glass. The terminal - SH groups at the exposed surface were oxidized in situ into sulfonic acid groups. The acidity and net negative charge of the sulfonate surface promote the hydrolysis and surface attachment of solvated titanium containing species to form TiO2 thin films. Characterization using XPS and AFM shows that the TiO2 films have excellent adherence, pore-free, and fine transparency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalActa Chimica Sinica
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1998


  • Self-assembled monolayer (SAMs)
  • Silocane coupling reagents
  • Surface functional groups
  • Tio thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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