Dithiocarbamate Assembly on Gold

Yan Zhao, Purdue University
Waleska Perez-Segarra, Purdue University
Qicun Shi, Purdue University
Alexander Wei, Purdue University

Date of this Version



J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 7328-29

This document has been peer-reviewed.



Metal surfaces are functionalized by stable dithiocarbamate ligands when exposed to carbon disulfide and secondary amines. The adsorbed dithiocarbamates are robust under a wide pH range and can resist displacement by other chemisorptive surfactants, providing an attractive method for conjugating sensitive molecules onto metal surfaces.