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Interfacial Supramolecular Assemblies

Interfacial Supramolecular Assemblies

Johannes G. Vos, Robert J. Forster, Tia E. Keyes

ISBN: 978-0-471-49071-5 March 2003 332 Pages


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Describes the supramolecular properties of molecular assemblies that contain a solid phase, offering an integrated approach to measurement and addressibility.

* Offers an integrated approach to measurement and addressibility.
* Features case studies describing the major devices developed using this technology.
* The prospects for the future of interfacial supramolecular assemblies are considered.

1. Introduction.

Introductory Remarks.

Interfacial Supramolecular Chemistry.

Objectives of this Book.

Testing Contemporary Theory Using ISAs.

Analysis of Structure and Properties.

Formation and Characterization of Interfacial Supramolecular Assemblies.

Electron and Energy Transfer Properties.

Interfacial Electron Transfer Processes at Modified Semiconductor Surfaces.

Further Reading.

2. Theoretical Framework for Electrochemical and Optical Processes.


Electron Transfer.

Photoinduced Processes.

Photoinduced Interfacial Electron Transfer.

Elucidation of Excited-State Mechanisms.


References and Notes.

3. Methods of Analysis

Structural Characterization of Interfacial Supramolecular Assemblies.

Voltammetric Properties of Interfacial Supramolecular Assemblies.

Spectroscopic Properties of Interfacial Supramolecular Assemblies.

Intensity-Modulated Photocurrent Spectroscopy.

Time-Resolved Spectroscopy of Interfacial Supramolecular Assemblies.



4. Formation and Characterization of Modified Surfaces.


Substrate Choice and Preparation.

Formation of Self-Assembled Monolayers.

Structural Characterization of Monolayers.

Electrochemical Characterization.

Multilayer Formation.

Polymer Films.

Structural Features and Structure-Property Relationships of Thin Polymer Films.

Biomimetic Assemblies.



5. Electron and Energy Transfer Dynamics.


Electron and Energy Transfer Dynamics of Adsorbed Monolayers.

Nanoparticles and Self-Assembled Monolayers.

Electroanalytical Applications.

Light-Addressable Assemblies.

Surface-Photoactive Substrate Interactions.

Photoactive Self-Assembled Monolayers.

Photocurrent Generation at Modified Metal Electrodes.

Photoinduced Molecular Switching.

Luminescent Films.

Photoinduced Processes in Bio-SAMs.

Photoinduced Electron and Energy Transfer in SAMs.

Multilayer Assemblies.

Electrochemistry of Thin Redox-Active Polymer films.

Conclusions and Future Directions.


6. Interfacial Electron Transfer Processes at Modified Semiconductor Surfaces.


Structural and Electronic Features of Nanocrystalline TiO2 Surfaces.

Physical and Chemical Properties of Molecular Components.

Photovoltaic Cells Based on Dye-Sensitized TiO2.

Photoinduced Charge Injection.

Interfacial Supramolecular Assemblies.

Electrochemical Behavior of Nanocrystalline TiO2 Surfaces.

Alternative Semiconductor Substrates.

Concluding Remarks.


7. Conclusions and Future Directions.

Conclusions - Where to from Here....?

Molecular Self-Assembly.

Molecular Components and Nanotechnology.


'Smart Plastics'.

Interfacial Photochemistry at Conducting Surfaces.

Modified Semiconductor Surfaces.

Concluding Remarks.


“...well written...I highly recommend this book and strongly believe that it will have great practical utility for students and practitioners...” (Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 125, No. 44)