We introduce a siloxane chain-based hydrophobizer that exhibits superior thermal and chemical stability compared to the conventional hydrophobizing silane agent under conditions of over 300°C and pH 2-13. To demonstrate the capability of the siloxane chain-based hydrophobizer to serve as a highly robust chemical surface modifier, we present two applications: the formation of fine metal nanoparticles with a narrow size distribution by thermal aggregation of a metal thin film and the selective deposition of a ruthenium thin film by atomic layer deposition.
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry