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16-Mercaptohexadecanoic acid

99%

Synonym: MHDA

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Related Categories Building Blocks, Chemical Synthesis, Functional Thiols, Materials Science, Micro/NanoElectronics,
assay   99%
mp   65-69 °C
storage temp.   2-8°C
SMILES string   OC(=O)CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCS
InChI   1S/C16H32O2S/c17-16(18)14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-3-5-7-9-11-13-15-19/h19H,1-15H2,(H,17,18)
InChI key   INOAASCWQMFJQA-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

16-Mercaptohexadecanoic acid (MHA) is an alkanethiol with long chained −CH2 groups, which form a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) on a wide range of substrates.

Application

Formation of interchain carboxylic anhydrides on self-assembled monolayers with Fluoro N,N,N′,N′-tetramethylforamidinium hexafluorophosphate. This compound is used in self-assembly to produce hydrophilic SAMs. The resulting monolayers which are terminated with carboxylic acids can be further functionalized with various amines and alcohols to introduce more complex end groups or multiple layers.

MHA forms a SAM on gold surfaces by pen lithography (PPL). It finds potential application in bio-engineering. It can also be used to functionalize gold-dypiramids, which can fabricate nano-resonators for shell-isolated nanoparticle enhanced Raman-spectroscopy (SHINERS).

Packaging

250 mg in glass insert

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 3
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable
Protocols & Articles

Articles

Micro and Nanometer Scale Photopatterning of Self-Assembled Monolayers

Graham J. Leggett* Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield, Brook Hill, Sheffield S3 7HF, United Kingdom *Email: Graham.Leggett@shef.ac.uk
Keywords: Absorption, Adsorption, Degradations, Deposition, Microscopy, Optical microscopy, Oxidations, Polymerization reactions, Semiconductor, Spectroscopy

Precise Nanoparticles for Optoelectronics Applications

Inorganic nanomaterials are tunable by size, shape, structure, and/or composition. Advances in the synthesis of well-defined nanomaterials have enabled control over their unique optical, electronic, ...
Benny Pacheco, Scott Kordyban
Material Matters Volume 7 Number 1
Keywords: Absorption, Bacterial conjugations, Deposition, Immobilization, Infrared spectroscopy, Materials Science, Microscopy, Nanomaterials, Scanning electron microscopy, Semiconductor, Sonication

Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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