New paper in Chemical Communications
Martin and colleagues have recently published in Chemical Communications a novel surface modification for porous silicon (pSi). Hydroxyl-terminated pSi surfaces are modified with a hydrosilane via Si–H activation using the Lewis acid catalyst tris(pentafluorophenyl) borane. This surface reaction is fast and efficient at room temperature, and leads to a surface stabilised against hydrolytic attack in aqueous media. The resulting surface shows promise as a substrate for surface-assisted laser desorption/ionisation mass spectrometry.
You can find out more in: Chemical Communications, 51 (2015) 10640-10643