Fabrication of a covalently attached self-assembly multilayer film based on CdTe nanoparticles

Hao Zhang, Bai Yang, Ruibing Wang, Gang Zhang, Xueliang Hou, Lixin Wu

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A precursor film has been fabricated from TGA (thiolglycolic acid)-stabilized CdTe nanoparticles and NDR (nitro-containing diazoresin) using electrostatic interactions and the standard layer-by-layer assembly method; covalent bonds are formed under ultraviolet irradiation. XPS provided evidence for the presence of CdTe nanoparticles within the polymer ultrathin films. UV-visible spectroscopy and FTIR spectroscopy provide evidence for the formation of a covalent linkage. Moreover, the UV-visible spectroscopy and AFM measurement support the improvement of the stability of the hybrid organic/inorganic film toward polar solvents when the linkages between the nanoparticles and polymer changed from ionic bonds to covalent bonds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-365
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Colloid And Interface Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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