Physicochemical characteristics of an ultra-thin hydrophobic trichlorosilanes using SiO2 as adhesion

Akinsanya Damilare Baruwa, Esther Titilayo Akinlabi, Oluseyi Philip Oladijo, Stephen Akinwale Akinlabi, Jeff Chinn

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The aim of the research is to subject the three different silanes to chemical and electrochemical investigations in other to determine the most efficient organic compound. Three types of hydrophobic silanes [Tris (Trimethylsiloxy) silyethyl] dimethylchlorosilane (Alkyl); Tridecafloro-1,1,2,2-tetrahydrooctyltrichlorosilane (FOTS) and Henicosyl-1,1,2,2-tetrahydrododecyltricholrosilane (FDDTS) are presented and investigated. The three silanes are of different composition but are deposited at the same parameters and conditions. The chemical investigation was studied through (attenuated total reflection Fourier-transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) and x-ray diffraction (XRD), while the electrochemical study was conducted through EIS using natural seawater electrolyte at room temperature. From the investigation techniques, only electrochemical impedance results show that FDDTS performed better than both Alkyl and FOTS. The chemical analysis showed the presence of hydrophobic silane on all the coated samples, and no distinction can be drawn from associated peaks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-87
Number of pages8
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Hydrophobic
  • Impedance
  • Peaks
  • Silane
  • Spectra

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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