Macromolecular Research

, Volume 24, Issue 10, pp 851–855 | Cite as

Layer-by-layer self-assembly of bisdendrons: An unprecedented route to multilayer thin films

  • Ok-Joo Lee
  • Valérie Maraval
  • Anne-Marie Caminade
  • Kyungwha Chung
  • King Hang Aaron Lau
  • Kwanwoo Shin
  • Jean-Pierre MajoralEmail author
  • Wolfgang KnollEmail author
  • Dong Ha KimEmail author
Feature Article


We present an unprecedented route to fabricate multilayer thin films by single component layer-by-layer molecular self-assembly. Tailored water-soluble phosphorus bisdendrons were obtained via core to core assembling of two dendrons bearing anionic groups at one end and quaternizable amino groups at the other end. Adsorption of a 1st bisdendron monolayer on a charged substrate followed by sequential quaternization/deposition of a 2nd layer leads to a stepwise growth of multilayers. By this way, homogeneous multilayer thin films were successfully constructed as confirmed by spectroscopic and microscopic analysis.


bisdendron layer-by-layer self-assembly multilayer thin films surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ok-Joo Lee
    • 1
    • 7
  • Valérie Maraval
    • 2
  • Anne-Marie Caminade
    • 2
  • Kyungwha Chung
    • 3
  • King Hang Aaron Lau
    • 4
  • Kwanwoo Shin
    • 5
  • Jean-Pierre Majoral
    • 2
    Email author
  • Wolfgang Knoll
    • 6
    Email author
  • Dong Ha Kim
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Polymer ResearchMainzGermany
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, CNRSToulouse CedexFrance
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry and Nano Science, Division of Molecular and Life Sciences, College of Natural SciencesEwha Womans UniversitySeoulKorea
  4. 4.Department of Pure and Applied ChemistryUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK
  5. 5.Department of Chemistry, Interdisciplinary Program of Integrated BiotechnologySogang UniversitySeoulKorea
  6. 6.AIT Austrian Institute of TechnologyViennaAustria
  7. 7.Korean Intellectual Property Office, Gov. Complex DaejeonDaejeonKorea

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