Molecular Assemblies

In work published in ChemSusChem, a journal focusing on chemistry, sustainability, energy and materials, researchers in the Thomas Meyer Group describe how the application of the fluorinated polymer Dupont AF, stabilizes phosphonate derivatized molecular assemblies on oxide electrodes.

In the procedure, the polymer was dip-coated onto the surfaces of oxide electrodes with pre-bound, phosphonate-derivatized chromophores and assemblies, including assemblies for water oxidation. The fluoropolymers are chemically inert, highly resistant to oxidation and photo-degradation, and, as described in the article, capable of stabilizing a variety of molecular structures of relevance in electrochemical and photoelectrochemical applications.