Fluorination of Diamond Surfaces by Irradiation of Perfluorinated Alkyl Iodides

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Science  12 Jan 1996:
Vol. 271, Issue 5246, pp. 193-195
DOI: 10.1126/science.271.5246.193


A facile method for chemically functionalizing diamond surfaces has been developed using x-ray irradiation of perfluoroalkyl iodide layers on the surface. Perfluoroalkyl radicals chemically bond to the diamond surface and can be thermally decomposed to produce strongly bound surface C-F bonds that are stable at high temperatures.