Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 1999, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (11): 961-965.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB19991101

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Covalent Attachment of Gold Nanoparticles onto the Thiol-terminated Surface through Au-S Bonding

Hu Rui-Sheng, Liu Shan-Tang, Zhu Tao, Liu Zhong-Fan, Huang Xiao-Hua, Huang Hui-Zhong   

  1. Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology(CNST),College of Chemistry Molecular Engineering,Peking University,Beijing 100871|Institute of Physical Chemistry,College of Chemistry Molecular Engineering,Peking University,Beijing 100871
  • Received:1999-06-25 Revised:1999-07-22 Published:1999-11-15
  • Contact: Zhu Tao


Gold nanoparticles were covalently attached to the thiol-terminated surface, which was created by aqueous silanization of the single crystal silicon substrate with 3-mercaptopropyl-trimethyl-silane(3-MPTMS). This paper reports the first evidence for Au-S bonding between the gold particles and the surface thiol-groups given by the angle resolved XPS measurements.

Key words: Gole nanoparticles, Au-S bonding, Assembly