Surface Modification of Fluoropolymers via Molecular Design



Fluoropolymer surfaces with new and specific functionalities, such as metal-free conductivity, biocompatability, and bondability to metals, can be obtained through the intelligent choice of functional monomers for graft copolymerization on pre-activated fluoropolymer surfaces, as highlighted in this review. The Figure shows a gold/fluoropolymer laminate held together by crosslinked glycidyl methacrylate polymer grafted on both surfaces.