Polymer Grafting by Inkjet Printing: A Direct Chemical Writing Toolset (pages 3668–3674)
Alexandre Garcia, Nassim Hanifi, Bruno Jousselme, Pascale Jégou, Serge Palacin, Pascal Viel and Thomas Berthelot
Article first published online: 19 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201203544
A photoassisted and inkjet-printed covalent polymer grafting method based on the photoreduction of aryldiazonium is presented. This powerful and versatile method to obtain local surface functionalization is combined with the ligand induced electroless plating process to obtain metal patterns onto flexible and transparent substrates with excellent mechanical and electrical properties, which may find applications in flexible electronics devices.