Facile monolayer formation on SiO2 surfaces via organoboron functionalities

Arunava Agarwala, Thangavel Subramani, Amir Goldbourt, David Danovich, Roie Yerushalmi*

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More than they appear on the surface: The treatment of SiO2 nanoparticles under mild conditions with two organoboron derivatives led to boron-containing monolayers with different types of surface species (see picture) through the direct formation of Si-O-B bonds. The organoboron-modified SiO2 NPs showed selective reactivity towards diols.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)7415-7418
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number29
StatePublished - 15 Jul 2013


  • boranes
  • monolayers
  • nanoparticles
  • silica
  • surface modification


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