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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 23, Number 5
BKCSDE 23(5)
May 20, 2002 

Electrochemical Characterization of Nanosized Electrode Arrays Prepared from Nanoporous Self-Assembled Monolayers
Shin-Jung Choi, Su-Moon Park
Nanoporous, Nanoelectrode arrays, Thiolated b-cyclodextrin, Self-assembled monolayers, Molecular selectivity.
We characterized nanoelectrode arrays prepared from self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) by adsorption from a solution containing thiolated β-cyclodextrin ( β-CD) and n-alkanethiol on the gold electrode surface, using electrochemical methods. While the framework, the n-hexadecanethiol SAM, effectively blocked electron transfer between the electrode surface and solution-phase redox probe molecules, the β-CD cavities isolated in the forests of n-hexadecanethiol molecules were shown to act as an ultramicroelectrode array. The shapes of cyclic voltammograms of probe molecules were related to the number densities of β-CD molecules within the monolayer films. Probe molecules that have the correct combination of physical and chemical characteristics were shown to effectively penetrate the framework through the β-CD pores and exchange electrons with the electrode surface.
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