Photochemical modification of a boron-doped diamond electrode surface with vinylferrocene

Takeshi Kondo, Hikaru Hoshi, Kensuke Honda, Yasuaki Einaga, Akira Fujishima, Takeshi Kawai

研究成果: Article査読

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Boron-doped diamond (BDD) surfaces were photochemically modified with vinylferrocene (VFC), and the modified surfaces were analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively by electrochemical techniques. VFC-modified BDD (VFC-BDD) was prepared by ultraviolet (254 nm) irradiation of hydrogen-terminated BDD in mesitylene, acetonitrile, or n-alkane solutions of VFC. Cyclic voltammetry (CV) results indicated facile electron transfer between ferrocenyl groups and the BDD substrate. The surface coverage of VFC-modified polycrystalline and single-crystal (100) BDD was also estimated by CV and was found to reach saturation at a value possibly corresponding to monolayer coverage by ferrocenyl groups. The electrochemical stability of VFC-BDD to successive potential cycling in acetonitrile was found to be much higher than that of a self-assembled ferrocenylalkanethiol monolayer on an Au electrode surface. This study is the first to show that appropriate solutions of a terminal alkene can be used in the photochemical modification of diamond, yielding monolayer coverage of the surface.

ジャーナルJournal of Physical Chemistry C
出版ステータスPublished - 2008 8月 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • エネルギー(全般)
  • 物理化学および理論化学
  • 表面、皮膜および薄膜


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