Join us on July 16th as Dr. Tony Breton, from the University of Angers, presents "Controlled surface functionalization via diazonium electrografting":
Electrografting of organic structures using diazonium chemistry is a powerfull method for obtaining functional surfaces (carbon, metals, nanoparticules…) dedicated to sensing applications or energy storage. Due to the high reactivity of the radical intermediate involved in the grafting process, this method leads, in most cases, to the attachment of multilayered and disorganized molecular structures which cannot ensure an optimal transduction (ion recognition, catalysis…). In this context, we developed a simple strategy to avoid the formation of polymeric films, allowing to produce well defined monolayers. This approach was extended to the preparation of versatile reactive platform for "on surface" chemistry.