Mobarok MH1, Purkait TK1, Islam MA1, Miskolzie M1, Veinot JG1.
Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2016 Nov 11. doi: 10.1002/anie.201609651. [Epub ahead of print]Remarkable advances in surface hydrosilylation reactions of C=C and C=O bonds on hydride-terminated silicon have revolutionized silicon surface functionalization. However, existing methods for functionalizing hydride-terminated Si nanocrystals (H-SiNCs) require long reaction times and elevated temperatures. Herein, we report a room-temperature method for functionalizing H-SiNC surfaces within seconds by stripping outermost atoms on H-SiNC surfaces with xenon difluoride (XeF2 ). Read More