Self-assembling of Z-α-pyridylcinnamic acid molecules over polycrystalline Ag and Au surfaces followed by FT-IR and atomic force microscopies

K. Csankó, M. Darányi, G. Kozma, Á Kukovecz, Z. Kónya, P. Sipos, I. Pálinkó

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Self-assembling layers of Z-2(3′-pyridyl)-3-phenyl propenoic acid molecules were built on silver and gold films prepared by pulsed laser deposition. The dip-coating technique was used for depositing the organic material onto the metals. The clean metal surfaces were studied by scanning electron microscopy, and the organic structures formed over the metal surfaces were investigated by FT-IR microspectroscopy and atomic force microscopy. Various surface structures were identified and their rationalisation was attempted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-72
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - May 3 2011



  • Atomic force microscopy
  • FT-IR microspectroscopy
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Self-assembling layers
  • Silver and gold films
  • Z-2(3′-pyridyl)-3-phenylpropenoic acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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