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EPSRC Reference: GR/S09197/02
Title: Electrochemically controlled smart surfaces
Principal Investigator: Cooke, Professor G
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Department: School of Chemistry
Organisation: University of Glasgow
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 October 2005 Ends: 31 August 2006 Value (£): 51,823
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Materials Synthesis & Growth
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No relevance to Underpinning Sectors Chemicals
Electronics
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Supramolecular chemistry over the last 10 years has emerged as one of the most potentially far-reaching sub-disciplines within chemistry. Indeed, supramolecular systems have found diverse applications as novel model systems for biological processes, pharmaceuticals, catalysts and new sensors and molecular devices. Supramolecular electrochemistry, which involves research at the intersection of electrochemistry and supramolecular chemistry, is a burgeoning field within this latter area, as the electrochemical modulation of supramolecular interactions ensures unrivalled convenience, speed, reversibility and interfacing with contemporary silicon-based computer architectures. However, it is only recently that redox controlled host-guest systems have been transformed from largely academic curiosities into novel systems which could provide new components for the computer and electronics industries. In the proposed programme of work, we plan to build upon our exciting preliminary work, and utilise redox controllable host -guest interactions at the solid/liquid interface of a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) to create smart surfaces, whereby the structure and properties of a surface are reversibly controlled by electrochemical modulation of the binding efficiency of an immobilised host and a complementary guest unit. The applicant will investigate the effectiveness of the proposed redox controlled modification to create tailored surfaces which can mimic key biological functions and produce new systems with advanced materials and molecular electronics applications.
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