NSTI Nanotech 2009

Preparation of Polymer Coatings on Conductive Surfaces Using Electrochemically-Active RAFT Agent

M.C.R. Tria, R.C. Advincula
University of Houston, US

Keywords: RAFT polymerization, electrografting, polymer brushes


The combination of electro-grafting and RAFT polymerization for preparation of polymer brushes on conducting surfaces was presented. A RAFT agent with an electrochemically-active moiety was prepared and was electro-grafted on gold substrate using either cyclic voltammetry or constant potential methods. The RAFT agent-modified gold substrate was used for surface initiated polymerization of functional monomers.
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