20 Functional Organic Material



Self Assembled Monolayer Reagent

  • Product code
    M457  M-EG3-UPA
  • CAS No.
  • Chemical name
    11-{2-[2-(2-Methoxyethoxy)ethoxy]ethoxy}undecylphosphonic acid
  • MW
Unit size Price Item Code
10 mg $169.00 M457-10


Structural Formula

Product Description
Phosphonic acid derivatives are used for surface modification on oxidized metals such as Al2O31), TiO22), ZrO23), SiO24), Mica5), stainless(SS316L) 6), nitinol7), hydroxyapatite8), AgO9), ZnO10), ITO11,12).
For a long time, organosilanes have been used to form self assembled monolayer (SAM) on the metal oxide. However, it is not always adaptable in the applications due to the poor stability and polymerization of the reagent with each other. On the other hand, phosphonic acid derivatives equally form a SAM on the metal oxide despite being very stable compounds. Also, phosphonic acid derivatives have been reported to use formation of more stable and dense SAM than organosilanes. Klauk et. al. and Sekitani et. al. show alkyl phosphonate SAM on Al2O3 is more useful than the trichlorosilane derivatives SAM as an conductor film of an organic transistor13).
M-EG-UPA is an alkyl phosphonic acid derivative containing oligo ethylene glycol group termination.




Open References

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8) E. L. Hanson, J. Schwartz, B. Nickel, N. Koch, M. F. Danisman, "Bonding self-assembled, compact organophosphonate monolayers to the native oxide surface of silicon", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125 (51), 16074.
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12) J. T. Woodward, A. Ulman, D. K. Schwartz, "Self-assembled monolayer growth of octadecylphosphonic acid on mica", Langmuir, 1996, 12 (15), 3626.
13) A. Raman, M. Dubey, I. Gouzman and E. S. Gawalt, "Formation of self-assembled monolayers of alkylphosphonic acid on the netive oxide surface of SS316L", Langmuir, 2006, 22, 6469.
14) G. Zorn, R. Adadi, R. Brener, V. A. Yakovlev,| I. Gotman, E. Y. Gutmanas, C. N. Sukenik, "Tailoring the Surface of NiTi Alloy Using PIRAC Nitriding Followed by Anodization and Phosphonate Monolayer Deposition", Chem. Mater. 2008, 20, 5368.
15) R. Quinones and E. S. Gawalt, "Polystyrene formation on monolayer-modified nitinol effectively controls corrosion", Langmuir, 2008, 24, 10858.
16) S. C. D’Andrea and Al. Y. Fadeev, "Covalent surface modification of calcium hydroxyapatite using n-alkyl- and n-fluoroalkylphosphonic acids", Langmuir, 2003, 19, 7904.
17) B. Zhang, T. Kong, W. Xu, R. Su, Y. Gao and G. Cheng, "Surface functionalization of zinc oxide by carboxyalkylphosphonic acid self-assembled monolayers", Langmuir, 2010, 26(6), 4514.
18) A. Sharma, B. Kippelen, P. J. Hotchkiss and S. R. Marder, "Stabilization of the work function of indium tin oxide using organic surface modifiers in organic light-emitting diodes", Appl. Phys. Lett., 2008, 93, 163308.

Handling and storage condition

Appearance: White to slightry yellow powder
Solubility in Chloroform: To pass test (clear, colorless)
NMR spectrum: Authentic
Handling and storage condition
Ambient temperature

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