For silanization, I put a glass slide horizontally and pour the silan solution on it to cover the glass surface. Then I leave it for a specific time and then wash with water and acetone.
I have three questions:
Is this method correct or I should necessarily deep coat the glass plate into a container of silan solution (because in the 2nd method, there are larger number of available agents than can react with glass or have better accessibility to the glass surface)?
How durable is the silanized glass? i.e. after silanization, when I want to clean the glass surface from reaction products, can I rub something onto the surface to help clean it better or the treated layer of glass might be damaged? (rubbing with cleanex, etc)
For getting maximum hydrophobicity, can I use Octadecyltrichlorosilane>90% directly on glass surface (for how much time?) or I should dilute it?