Functionalization of Alkylsiloxane Monolayers via Free-Radical Bromination

Murray Baker, J.D. Watling

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When hexadecylsiloxane monolayers are immersed in solutions of bromine in carbon tetrachloride and irradiated with a tungsten lamp, C-H bonds near the surface of the monolayer undergo free-radical bromination. The bromine introduced into the monolayers can easily be substituted by small nucleophiles. prepared from 16-bromohexadecyltrichlorosilane, but with minor differences arising due to different amounts and distributions of bromine within the two types of monolayers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2027-2032
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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