I am unfortunately not very good at chemistry, so I am having trouble figuring out where to start on this project. I need to have some way of get some amide functional groups stuck on a substrate (most likely some glass beads or slides) so I can try to show some interactions of the amide with a molecule I am interested in.
Does anyone know of any literature that shows a good way to functionalize silica with amides?
Thanks for any help with this, I really appreciate it.
EDIT: I found some of this stuff ((3-Aminopropyl)triethoxysilane) in our lab. Could I just put a glass slide in it and leave it over night? Then maybe come back and wash acetyl chloride over it as in this reaction?