Morphology and amine accessibility of (3-aminopropyl)triethoxysilane films prepared on glass surfaces

Mark W. Vaughn, Wei Wang

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The morphology of (3-aminopropyl)triethoxysilane films prepared from vapor phase deposition, aqueous solution deposition, and organic solution deposition on a glass substrate were compared using fluorescent microscopy of the intrinsic flim fluorescence and by reacting fluoroscein isothiocyanate to the amine groups. The average amino group density of the films was evaluated by the picric acid method and by N-succinimidyl 3-[2-pyridyldithio]-propionamido (SPDP) cross-linked rhodamine. Fluorescent microscopy shows that silane films prepared from the dilute vapor phase deposition method are more uniformly distributed on glass substrates than those deposited by the other methods. The amino group density measured using picric acid was higher than that measured by SPDP cross-linked rhodamine, suggesting that the number of amino groups accessible depends on the size and shape of the reactive group. Furthermore, the differences in amino group density between the two assays depended on the film preparation method. Films prepared from vapor phase deposition provide more accessible amino groups than those deposited from aqueous or organic solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2005
Event05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: Oct 30 2005Nov 4 2005


Conference05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH


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