Date of Award

2011

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.Sc.

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

First Advisor

Carmichael, Tricia (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Keywords

Chemistry.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The focus of this thesis work is on the formation of new types of SAMs including DTPA and dialkyldiselenide on palladium substrates. With major differences in the headgroups with thiolate SAMs, DTPA and dialkyldiselenide SAMs on palladium will help to reveal the interfacial structures of SAMs and other variations in the macroscopic properties. We also investigated the binding behavior of the new SAMs molecules with palladium through XPS experiments.

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