Aryl Diazonium Salts: New Coupling Agents in Polymer and Surface Science

Aryl Diazonium Salts: New Coupling Agents in Polymer and Surface Science

Editor(s): Mohamed Mehdi Chehimi

Published Online: 25 JUN 2012 09:43AM EST

Print ISBN: 9783527329984

Online ISBN: 9783527650446

DOI: 10.1002/9783527650446

About this Book

Diazonium compounds are employed as a new class of coupling agents to link polymers, biomacromolecules, and other species (e. g. metallic nanoparticles) to the surface of materials. The resulting high performance materials show improved chemical and physical properties and find widespread applications. The advantage of aryl diazonium salts compared to other surface modifiers lies in their ease of preparation, rapid (electro)reduction, large choice of reactive functional groups, and strong aryl-surface covalent bonding.

This unique book summarizes the current knowledge of the surface and interface chemistry of aryl diazonium salts. It covers fundamental aspects of diazonium chemistry together with theoretical calculations of surface-molecule bonding, analytical methods used for the characterization of aryl layers, as well as important applications in the field of electrochemistry, nanotechnology, biosensors, polymer coatings and materials science. Furthermore, information on other surface modifiers (amines, silanes, hydrazines, iodonium salts) is included. This collection of 14 self-contained chapters constitutes a valuable book for PhD students, academics and industrial researchers working on this hot topic.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 4

      Analytical Methods for the Characterization of Aryl Layers (pages 71–101)

      Karsten Hinrichs, Katy Roodenko, Jörg Rappich, Dr. Mohamed M. Chehimi and Jean Pinson

    3. Chapter 6

      Polymer Grafting to Aryl Diazonium-Modified Materials: Methods and Applications (pages 125–157)

      Sarra Gam-Derouich, Samia Mahouche-Chergui, Hatem Ben Romdhane and Dr. Mohamed M. Chehimi

    4. Chapter 8

      Electrografting of Conductive Oligomers and Polymers (pages 181–195)

      Jean Christophe Lacroix, Jalal Ghilane, Luis Santos, Gaelle Trippe-Allard, Pascal Martin and Hyacinthe Randriamahazaka

    5. Chapter 14

      Patents and Industrial Applications of Aryl Diazonium Salts and Other Coupling Agents (pages 309–321)

      James A. Belmont, Christophe Bureau, Dr. Mohamed M. Chehimi, Sarra Gam-Derouich and Jean Pinson

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