Fabrication and Characterization of RF Plasma Polymerized Thin Films from 3,7-Dimethyl-1,6-octadien-3-ol for Electronic and Biomaterial Applications

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Poly(linalool) thin films were fabricated using RF plasma polymerisation. All films were found to be smooth, defect-free surfaces with average roughness of 0.44 nm. The FTIR analysis of the polymer showed a notable reduction in –OH moiety and complete dissociation of C=C unsaturation compared to the monomer, and presence of a ketone band absent from the spectrum of the monomer. Poly(linalool) were characterised by chain branching and a large quantity of short polymer chains. Films were optically transparent, with refractive index and extinction coefficient of 1.55 and 0.001 (at 500 nm) respectively, indicating a potential application as an encapsulating (protective) coating for circuit boards. The optical band gap was calculated to be 2.82 eV, which is in the semiconducting energy gap region.

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Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 123-125)

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Joong Hee Lee

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323-326

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.123-125.323

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K. Bazaka et al., "Fabrication and Characterization of RF Plasma Polymerized Thin Films from 3,7-Dimethyl-1,6-octadien-3-ol for Electronic and Biomaterial Applications", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 123-125, pp. 323-326, 2010

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