Layer-by-layer self-assembly of bisdendrons: an unprecedented route to multilayer thin films

Ok-Joo Lee, Valérie Maraval, Anne-Marie Caminade, Kyungwha Chung, King Hang Aaron Lau, Kwanwoo Shin, Jean-Pierre Majoral, Wolfgang Knoll, Dong Ha Kim

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We present an unprecedented route to fabricate multilayer thin films by single component layer-by-layer molecular self-assembly. Tailored water-soluble phosphorus bisdendrons were obtained via core to core assembling of two dendrons bearing anionic groups at one end and quaternizable amino end groups at the other end. Adsorption of a 1st bisdendron monolayer on a charged substrate followed by sequential quaternization/deposition of a 2nd layer leads to a stepwise growth of multilayers. By this way homogeneous multilayer thin films were successfully constructed as confirmed by spectroscopic and microscopic analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)851-855
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecular Research
Issue number10
Early online date1 Sep 2016
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2016


  • bisendron
  • layer-by-layer self-assembly
  • multilayer thin films
  • surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy
  • nanofabrication


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