Financial support from the NSFC (grant numbers 21125316 and 51171202) and the CAS (grant number KJZD-EW-M01).
Electrochemically Induced Surface-Initiated Atom-Transfer Radical Polymerization†
Article first published online: 12 APR 2012
Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 21, pages 5092–5095, May 21, 2012
How to Cite
Li, B., Yu, B., Huck, W. T. S., Zhou, F. and Liu, W. (2012), Electrochemically Induced Surface-Initiated Atom-Transfer Radical Polymerization . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 5092–5095. doi: 10.1002/anie.201201533
- Issue published online: 15 MAY 2012
- Article first published online: 12 APR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 24 FEB 2012
- NSFC. Grant Numbers: 21125316, 51171202, KJZD-EW-M01
- polymer brushes;
- surface chemistry
Polymer brushes: Electrically induced atom-transfer radical polymerization allows polymer brushes to grow in air (see picture). The thickness of the brushes is controlled through the ratio of initiator and applied potential. The monomer solution can be reused, which renders this process promising for the polymerization of specialty monomers and for biocompatible polymer brushes grown on complex substrates.