Controlled grafting of cationic poly[(ar-vinylbenzyl)trimethylammonium chloride] on hydrogen-terminated silicon substrate by surface-initiated RAFT polymerization


DEMİRCİ S., ÇAYKARA T.

REACTIVE & FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS, cilt.72, sa.9, ss.588-595, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 72 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2012.06.005
  • Dergi Adı: REACTIVE & FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.588-595

Özet

Controlled grafting of well-defined cationic poly[(ar-vinylbenzyl)trimethylammonium chloride] [poly (VBTAC)] brushes on a hydrogen-terminated silicon substrate (Si-H) was performed via surface-initiated RAFT polymerization. The azo-initiator was immobilized on the Si-H surface via a three step process involving (i) coupling of the t-butyloxycarbonyl (t-BOC) protected allylamine to the Si-H surface under UV irradiation, (ii) conversion of the t-BOC protected allylamine groups into the free amine groups by trifluoroacetic acid, and (iii) the amide reaction of allylamine with the 4,4'-azobis(4-cyanopentanoyl chloride) initiator. The living polymerization produced silicon substrate coated with well-defined cationic poly(VBTAC) with a target molecular weight and a grafting density as high as 0.93 chains/nm(2). (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.