Film formation of ω-aminoalkylcellulose carbamates - A quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) study

Thomas Elschner, Aleš Doliška, Matej Bračič, Thomas Heinze*, Karin Stana Kleinschek

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The film formation of novel ω-aminoalkylcellulose carbamates on gold surface was studied by means of quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The influence of the pH value of the buffer solution, the concentration, the degree of polymerization, and the structure (spacer length) of the polymers on the coating was investigated. The layer formation was explained based on the pKa value and the degree of substitution of the ω-aminoalkylcellulose carbamates determined by potentiometric titration. This work provides novel supporting materials that might be applied in field of immobilization of biomolecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-116
Number of pages6
JournalCarbohydrate Polymers
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • AFM
  • Cellulose carbamate
  • Film formation
  • Gold surface
  • QCM-D
  • Titration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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