Microcontact printing with heavyweight inks

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Thioether derivatives with 1-4 thioether moieties were used as inks in microcontact printing on gold for the reproduction of patterns as they combine good monolayer quality with synthetic versatility, and high molecular weights. Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on gold of compounds 1 and 2 had a quality comparable to SAMs of decanethiol, both regarding monolayer order and etch resistance. Etch resistances of SAMs of 3 and 4 were lower. Resulting structures after etching of patterned SAMs using 1, 2, and 3 were of good quality for patterns with feature sizes on the same stamp ranging from 1-200 µm. Patterns of 4 were not reproduced. Overall, compounds 1 and 2 are good candidates for low-diffusion inks
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)147-150
JournalAdvanced functional materials
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • METIS-202820
  • Self-Assembly
  • Thioether Derivatives
  • low diffusion
  • Microcontact Printing
  • Inks
  • IR-36698

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