Due to frequent inquiries of our customers we have introduced the α-bromobutyrate ester moiety on the standard alkanethiol scafold in ProChimia's regular offer.
This molecule is an interesting example of gold surface stabilizing agent that serves by its α-bromoester distal group as an initiator unit for atom transfer radical (ATR) polymerization. The α-bromobutyrate-11-undecanethiol was used for efficient covalent attachment of polymer chains to gold nanoparticles (Stefan Nuss et al. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2001)