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Title: Sensitization with Stannous Acetate in Dimethyl Sulfoxide for Silver Electroless Deposition

Abstract

This paper reports the applicability of a dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) solution of stannous acetate (Sn(OAc) 2/DMSO) for sensitization in electroless deposition (ELD). Silver ELD was examined on nanostructured surfaces derived from polystyrene-block-poly(methylmethacrylate) via sensitization with an aqueous or DMSO solution of Sn(OAc) 2 or SnCl 2, activation with aqueous Ag[(NH 3) 2] +, followed by immersion in an aqueous solution containing [Ag(NH 3) 2] + and tartrate. Sensitization with 0.5 mM Sn(OAc) 2/DMSO led to the preferential deposition of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) on the nanoscale ridges of the polymer film upon 10-minute ELD. In contrast, Ag-NPs were negligibly deposited on the polymer film sensitized with 0.5 mM SnCl 2/DMSO. Conventional sensitization solutions based on aqueous SnCl 2 (SnCl 2/H 2O) required a much higher Sn(II) concentration (≥5 mM) for sensitization of the polymer surface. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy results supported the stoichiometric formation of Ag 0 from Sn(II) in the activation step on the polymer surface sensitized with Sn(OAc) 2/DMSO as with 50 mM SnCl 2/H 2O. Sn(OAc) 2/DMSO-based sensitization was inefficient on thiolate self-assembled monolayers. The efficient sensitization of the polymer surface with Sn(OAc) 2/DMSO was explained by the reduction of hydroxide formation by the use of the organic solutionmore » and efficient partitioning of Sn(OAc) 2 into the solvent-swollen surface region of the polymer film.« less

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Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); USDOD
OSTI Identifier:
1463036
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OSTI ID: 1509865
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0002362; W911NF-05-1-0194
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Journal of the Electrochemical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of the Electrochemical Society Journal Volume: 165 Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 0013-4651
Publisher:
The Electrochemical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; block copolymer; electroless deposition; self-assembled monolayer

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Harandizadeh, Zeinab, Xie, Jingyi, Moore, Mikaela M., Hohn, Keith L., and Ito, Takashi. Sensitization with Stannous Acetate in Dimethyl Sulfoxide for Silver Electroless Deposition. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1149/2.1391810jes.
Harandizadeh, Zeinab, Xie, Jingyi, Moore, Mikaela M., Hohn, Keith L., & Ito, Takashi. Sensitization with Stannous Acetate in Dimethyl Sulfoxide for Silver Electroless Deposition. United States. doi:10.1149/2.1391810jes.
Harandizadeh, Zeinab, Xie, Jingyi, Moore, Mikaela M., Hohn, Keith L., and Ito, Takashi. Wed . "Sensitization with Stannous Acetate in Dimethyl Sulfoxide for Silver Electroless Deposition". United States. doi:10.1149/2.1391810jes.
@article{osti_1463036,
title = {Sensitization with Stannous Acetate in Dimethyl Sulfoxide for Silver Electroless Deposition},
author = {Harandizadeh, Zeinab and Xie, Jingyi and Moore, Mikaela M. and Hohn, Keith L. and Ito, Takashi},
abstractNote = {This paper reports the applicability of a dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) solution of stannous acetate (Sn(OAc)2/DMSO) for sensitization in electroless deposition (ELD). Silver ELD was examined on nanostructured surfaces derived from polystyrene-block-poly(methylmethacrylate) via sensitization with an aqueous or DMSO solution of Sn(OAc)2 or SnCl2, activation with aqueous Ag[(NH3)2]+, followed by immersion in an aqueous solution containing [Ag(NH3)2]+ and tartrate. Sensitization with 0.5 mM Sn(OAc)2/DMSO led to the preferential deposition of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) on the nanoscale ridges of the polymer film upon 10-minute ELD. In contrast, Ag-NPs were negligibly deposited on the polymer film sensitized with 0.5 mM SnCl2/DMSO. Conventional sensitization solutions based on aqueous SnCl2 (SnCl2/H2O) required a much higher Sn(II) concentration (≥5 mM) for sensitization of the polymer surface. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy results supported the stoichiometric formation of Ag0 from Sn(II) in the activation step on the polymer surface sensitized with Sn(OAc)2/DMSO as with 50 mM SnCl2/H2O. Sn(OAc)2/DMSO-based sensitization was inefficient on thiolate self-assembled monolayers. The efficient sensitization of the polymer surface with Sn(OAc)2/DMSO was explained by the reduction of hydroxide formation by the use of the organic solution and efficient partitioning of Sn(OAc)2 into the solvent-swollen surface region of the polymer film.},
doi = {10.1149/2.1391810jes},
journal = {Journal of the Electrochemical Society},
number = 10,
volume = 165,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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