The plasma polymerization of triallyl phosphine in order to form a crosslinked polymer thin film is described. The plasma polymer thin film has been characterized and shown to contain a high proporation of C=C and P groups conserved from the monomer. The accessibility of the phosphine groups has been demonstrated by reaction with O2, NO, Ni(CO)4, and Fe(CO)5. Reaction with O2, and NO results in a P=O moiety formation. Reaction with the gaseous metal carbonyls results in fixation of the metal via complexation by the P groups as a result of exchange with CO ligand(s). This illustrates the utility of a ligand donor group containing plasma polymer as an avenue for the formation of a single phase transition metal containing plasma polymer. Copyright © 1992 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

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1097-4628; 0021-8995

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01 Jan 1992