Amine-Boranes as Organic Ligands for Surface Functionalization

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Surface functionalization alters the physical, chemical, and electronic properties of surfaces by introducing chemical functional groups. These functionalized surfaces are prominent, especially in the semiconductor and biomaterials industries. Recent advances in amine-borane synthesis have provided a new class of reactive amine-boranes as ligands for surface functionalization. These ligands offer many unique features applicable to organic electronics and bioelectronics.

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a method for surface functionalization of semiconductors, conductors, and dielectric materials, using amine-boranes bearing reactive functional groups as organic ligands via self-assembly. With the self-assembly of such ligands, these surfaces may provide numerous applications. In addition to use in electronics, amine-boranes are reducing agents, making them potentially useful for adhesives, protective coatings, and on-demand hydrogen sources. The developed technology includes a method to modify the surface characteristics of dielectric materials, improving the mobility of charge carriers.

-Access to a novel class of amine-borane based organic ligands
-Surface functionalization via self-assembly
-Modifiable for other implementations
-Dielectric materials with improved mobility of charge carriers

Potential Applications:
-Semiconductors and conductors
-Dielectric materials
-Organic electronics and bioelectronics
-Adhesives, protective coatings, and on-demand hydrogen sources
Aug 18, 2017
Utility Patent
United States

Aug 19, 2016
United States
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