Treatment of surfaces to change the interaction of fluids with them is a critical step in constructing useful microfluidics devices, especially those used in biological applications. Silanization, the generic term applied to the formation of organosilane monolayers on substrates, is both widely reported in the literature and troublesome in actual application for the uninitiated. These monolayers can be subsequently modified to produce a surface of a specific functionality. Here various organosilane deposition protocols and some application notes are provided as a basis for the novice reader to construct their own silanization procedures, and as a practical resource to a broader range of techniques even for the experienced user.
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Research Article| August 16 2011
Organosilane deposition for microfluidic applications
Nick R. Glass;
Leslie Y. Yeo;
Nick R. Glass, Ricky Tjeung, Peggy Chan, Leslie Y. Yeo, James R. Friend; Organosilane deposition for microfluidic applications. Biomicrofluidics 1 September 2011; 5 (3): 036501. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3625605
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