N-Heterocyclic Carbene and Thiol Micropatterns Enable the Selective Deposition and Transfer of Copper Films

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Date
2019-12-24
Authors
She, Zhe
Narouz, Mina
Smith, Christene Anne
MacLean, Amy
Loock, Hans-Peter
Kraatz, Bernie
Crudden, Cathleen
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Abstract
Microcontact printed patterns of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) and thiols were prepared on gold substrates and utilized as templates for the creation of metallic Cu structures using electroplating. The presence of the NHC in the pattern is essential to enable the transfer of the resulting copper microstructures to a second substrate.