Special Issue Article
Polyoctadecyl methacrylate brushes via surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization
Article first published online: 30 MAY 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Applied Organometallic Chemistry
Special Issue: Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials
Volume 27, Issue 11, pages 378–682, November 2013
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2013), Polyoctadecyl methacrylate brushes via surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization, Applied Organometallic Chemistry. doi: 10.1002/aoc.2998, , , , and (
- Issue published online: 31 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 30 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 7 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 14 JAN 2013
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- surface-initiated polymerizations;
- polymer brushes;
- polyoctadecyl methacrylate
The synthesis of poly(octadecyl methacrylate) brushes on planar Si substrates using surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (SI-ATRP) is reported. SI-ATRP of octadecyl methacrylate from a silane initiator-modified Si substrate yielded well-defined homopolymer brushes of varying molar mass (5000–38 000 g mol−1) and film thickness from around 2 to 20 nm. Correlation of both free polymer molar mass and brush thicknesses confirmed controlled surface-initiated ATRP from these modified surfaces. By optimization of brush molar mass, film thickness and thin-film processing, we observed side chain crystallization of tethered poly(octadecyl methacrylate) chains, resulting in the formation of lamellar morphologies with high-aspect-ratio nanofibers. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.