Patent Number: 6,183,815

Title: Method and composition for surface treatment of metals

Abstract: A method for coating a metal surface, comprising: applying a solution comprising an amide thiol compound and a solvent to a metal surface, allowing the thiol compound to self assemble on the surface, and removing excess thiol compound from the surface. The amide thiol compound is preferably a fluoralkyl amide thiol and more preferably one having the general formula F(CF.sub.2).sub.n CONH(CH.sub.2).sub.n SH, where n and m are each 2-20. The solution can be sprayed onto the metal surface, or the metal surface can be dipped into the solution. The surface should be kept wet for a time period sufficient to allow the thiol molecules to self assemble on the metal surface.

Inventors: Enick; Robert M. (Pittsburgh, PA), Beckman; Eric (Aspinwall, PA)

Assignee: University of Pittsburgh

International Classification: C07D 213/38 (20060101); C07D 213/00 (20060101); C23C 22/02 (20060101); B05D 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 02/06/2018