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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Sep 3 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering