Mercaptan C8, n-Octyl mercaptan, Octyl mercaptan
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n20/D 1.452 (lit.)


197-200 °C (lit.)


0.843 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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General description

1-Octanethiol (OT) is C8 alkanethiol that forms self-assembled monolayer (SAM) on a variety of nanoparticles. It has a low flash point and low vapor pressure.


OT can be used as a sulfur precursor for the preparation of shell for CdSe/CdS quantum dots. It forms ligands that help in enhancing the power efficiency of hetero-junction nanorod sensitized solar cells as it enhances the electron extraction from the nanorod and TiO2 interface. OT based stabilized coating on copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) may be used in the dispersion of these colloidal particles in different sample solutions. It can be used to improve charge injection by creating a monolayer on gold source-drain electrode surfaces for bottom-contact thin-film transistors (TFTs).


2 L in glass bottle
25, 250 mL in glass bottle

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


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Flash Point(F)

158.0 °F

Flash Point(C)

70 °C

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Jean-François Lemineur et al.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 32(46), 12056-12066 (2016-10-28)
A method is described for the in situ growth of substrate-supported organized gold nanoparticles. Upon exposure to an aqueous solution of a gold salt and a mild reducing agent, the particle size can be significantly increased without any loss of...
Influence of alkanethiols on fluorescence blinking of InP@ ZnS colloidal quantum dots.
Gak VY, et al.
High Energy Chemistry, 51(2), 118-121 (2017)
Integration of CdSe/CdSe x Te 1- x type-II heterojunction nanorods into hierarchically porous TiO 2 electrode for efficient solar energy conversion.
Lee S, et al.
Scientific Reports, 5(2), 17472-17472 (2015)
Adsorption structures of 1-octanethiol on Cu (111) studied by scanning tunneling microscopy.
Driver SM and Woodruff DP
Langmuir, 16(16), 6693-6700 (2000)
Qin Jia Cai et al.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 24(20), 11889-11894 (2008-09-09)
A series of alkanethiol monolayers (CH 3(CH 2) n-1 SH, n = 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) were used to modify gold source-drain electrode surfaces for bottom-contact poly(3,3'''-didodecylquaterthiophene) (PQT-12) thin-film transistors (TFTs). The device mobilities of TFTs were...
1-Adamantanethiol (1-AD), an example in this spectrum of molecules with distinct chemical and physical properties, forms self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on Au{111} that are displaceable when exposed to other thiolated molecules from solution, vapor, or contact due to weak intermolecular interactions in 1-AD SAMs.
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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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