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[[Image:SAM_schematic.jpg|thumb|259px|right|alt=Self-assembled monolayers.|Schematic diagram of a self-assembled monolayer.  (Image from Wikimedia Commons)]]
 
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Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) are a self-organizing layer of amphiphilic molecules in which the hydrophillic "head" group is attracted to a substrate and the hydrophobic "tail" end sticks-out into the solution.  The self-attracting head group will nucleate and grow into a tightly packed single molecule layer on the substrate.
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Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) are a self-organizing layer of amphiphilic molecules in which the hydrophillic "head" group is attracted to a substrate and the hydrophobic "tail" end sticks-out into the solution with a functional molecule on the end.  The self-attracting head group will nucleate and grow into a tightly packed single molecule layer on the substrate.
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Revision as of 19:59, 25 October 2009

Definition

Self-assembled monolayers.
Schematic diagram of a self-assembled monolayer. (Image from Wikimedia Commons)

Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) are a self-organizing layer of amphiphilic molecules in which the hydrophillic "head" group is attracted to a substrate and the hydrophobic "tail" end sticks-out into the solution with a functional molecule on the end. The self-attracting head group will nucleate and grow into a tightly packed single molecule layer on the substrate.

References