Fast and Simple Preparation of Patterned Surfaces with Hydrophilic Polymer Brushes by Micromolding in Capillaries

Vonhören, B., Langer, M., Abt, D., Barner-Kowollik, C., & Ravoo, B. J. (2015) Fast and Simple Preparation of Patterned Surfaces with Hydrophilic Polymer Brushes by Micromolding in Capillaries. Langmuir, 31(50).

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Micropatterns of hydrophilic polymer brushes were prepared by micromolding in capillaries (MIMIC). The polymers are covalently bound to the surfaces by a rapid hetero Diels-Alder reaction, constituting the first example of polymers grafted to surfaces in a defined pattern by MIMIC. The polymers [poly(acrylic acid), poly(hydroxyethyl acrylate), and poly(tetraethylene glycol acrylate) ranging in molecular weight from 1500 to 6000 g mol-1] were prepared with narrow dispersities via the reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) process using a highly electron deficient RAFT agent that can react with surface-anchored dienes such as cyclopentadiene. We demonstrate that the anchoring method is facile to perform and highly suitable for preparing patterned surfaces that are passivated against biological impact in well-defined areas. © 2015 American Chemical Society.

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Export Date: 5 September 2016
Correspondence Address: Barner-Kowollik, C.; Soft Matter Synthesis Laboratory, Institut für Biologische Grenzflächen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, Germany; email:
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Keywords: Acrylics, Capillarity, Dendrimers, Free radical polymerization, Hydrophilicity, Micromachining, Molding, Olefins, Electron-deficient, Hetero Diels-Alder reaction, Hydrophilic polymers, Hydroxyethyl acrylate, Micromolding in capillaries, Poly(acrylic acid ), Reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer, Tetraethylene glycols, Polymers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b03924
ISSN: 07437463
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2016 04:50
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 03:51

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