This work was partially supported by the Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials at UCSB and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research through the MURI Center (“Polymeric Smart Skins”), Charles Lee, Program Officer. Synthesis of the CF3OXD and related tetrahedrally coordinated molecules was supported by a grant to G. Bazan from DuPont Displays. The XPS results were obtained by using the MRL (Material Research Laboratory at UCSB) Central Facilities supported by the National Science Foundation under DMR 96-32716. We thank Prof. W. R. Salaneck of Linköping University (Sweden) for important comments. X. Gong is grateful to Dr. Gang Yu of Dupont Display for valuable discussions. Dr. Tom Mates (UCSB-MRL) and Dr. Jiang Wang (Dupont Displays) are gratefully acknowledged for assistance in various aspects of the experimental work and for valuable discussion.
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