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156 °C/12 mmHg (lit.)


45-46 °C (lit.)

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1,4-Benzenedimethanethiol forms self-assembled monolayers on gold in n-hexane solution.


1,4-Benzenedimethanethiol was used as cross linker in the fabrication of nanoporous gold on glassy carbon electrode by alternatively assembling gold nanoparticles and silver nanoparticles. It was used as capping reagent during the preparation of Au and Ag clusters of 3 nm mean diameter. It was used as ligand in the synthesis of 1,4-benzenedimethanethiol-capped gold nanoparticles.


1 g in glass bottle
250 mg in amber glass bottle


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Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

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Respiratory system


11 - Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


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235.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

113 °C - closed cup

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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Venkataramanan et al.
Journal of colloid and interface science, 216(1), 134-142 (1999-07-09)
Au and Ag clusters of 3-nm mean diameter were prepared with 1,4-benzenedimethanethiol (BDMT) as the capping molecule. In both the monolayer-capped clusters, BDMT adsorbs in the dithiolate form in contrast to in the 2D monolayers, where the dithiolate form exists...
Floriana Vitale et al.
Nanoscale research letters, 6(1), 103-103 (2011-06-30)
Stable gold nanoparticles stabilized by different mono and bi-functional arenethiols, namely, benzylthiol and 1,4-benzenedimethanethiol, have been prepared by using a modified Brust's two-phase synthesis. The size, shape, and crystalline structure of the gold nanoparticles have been determined by high-resolution electron...
Luca Pasquali et al.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 27(8), 4713-4720 (2011-03-17)
We report a study of the self-assembly of 1,4-benzenedimethanethiol monolayers on gold formed in n-hexane solution held at 60 °C for 30 min and in dark conditions. The valence band characteristics, the thickness of the layer, and the orientation of...
Takuya Ohzono et al.
Nature communications, 12(1), 787-787 (2021-02-06)
Nematic liquid crystal elastomers (N-LCE) exhibit intriguing mechanical properties, such as reversible actuation and soft elasticity, which manifests as a wide plateau of low nearly-constant stress upon stretching. N-LCE also have a characteristically slow stress relaxation, which sometimes prevents their...
Xiaobin Sun et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 780, 95-100 (2013-05-18)
Nanoporous gold (NPG) has recently received considerable attention in analytical electrochemistry because of its good conductivity and large specific surface area. A facile layer-by-layer assembly technique fabricated NPG was used to construct an electrochemical immunosensor for carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA). NPG...
Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) have attracted enormous interest for a wide variety of applications in micro- and nano-technology. In this article, we compare the benefits of three different classes of SAM systems (alkylthiolates on gold).
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