Atom transfer radical polymerization as a tool for surface functionalization

D. Bontempo, N. Tirelli, K. Feldman, G. Masci, V. Crescenzi, J. A. Hubbell

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Atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) is receiving increasing attention as a method for surface functionalization. A simple way-based on the hydrophilicity of the substrate-to discriminate between surface and bulk polymerization in materials having a homogeneous distribution of initiator groups is discussed. The Figure shows an AFM image of polymer beads after functionalization in dimethylformamide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1239-1241
Number of pages3
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number17
StatePublished - Sep 3 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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