Journal article

Electroless plated gold as a support for carbon nanotube electrodes

Benjamin S Flavel, Jingxian Yu, Amanda V Ellis, Joseph G Shapter

ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

A monolayer of -NH2 terminated 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APS) was self-assembled onto a p-type silicon (1 0 0) substrate. This amine terminated silane monolayer provided an electrostatic point of attachment for citrate stabilised gold colloid nanoparticles, which act as 'seed' particles for the electroless deposition of gold, creating an electrolessly deposited gold layer on silicon. A -NH2 terminated cysteamine monolayer was then deposited onto the gold layer and carbon nanotubes, with high carboxylic acid functionality, were immobilised via a condensation reaction. A redox active molecule ferrocenemethanol was then chemically attached to the immobilised carbon nanotubes. These nanostru..

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