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Renewable Fabric Surface-Initiated ATRP Polymerizations: Towards Mixed Polymer Brushes

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Lodz University of Technology, Institute of Polymer and Dye Technology, Stefanowskiego 12/16, 90-924 Lodz, Poland
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Cemex Research Group AG, Römerstrasse 13, 2555 Brüggbei Biel, Switzerland
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Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China
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Nanomaterials 2020, 10(3), 536; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10030536
Received: 11 February 2020 / Revised: 4 March 2020 / Accepted: 13 March 2020 / Published: 17 March 2020
A totally new approach in the synthesis of mixed polymer brushes tethered on polyamide (PA) surfaces is presented herein. As a proof of concept, two types of homopolymers were synthesized in sequential surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (SI-ATRP) reactions: poly(methyl methacrylate)/poly((2-dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate) and polystyrene /poly((2-dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate). The ATRP initiator was immobilized on the surface through PA chain-end groups in two subsequent steps, separated by homo-polymerizations. The amount of the PA chains’ end groups available on the modified surface was tuned by the thermal rearrangement of the surface. View Full-Text
Keywords: mixed polymer brushes; surface modification; surface thermal rearrangement mixed polymer brushes; surface modification; surface thermal rearrangement
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Raj, W.; Russo, A.; Zhang, Y.; Chapelat, J.; Pietrasik, J. Renewable Fabric Surface-Initiated ATRP Polymerizations: Towards Mixed Polymer Brushes. Nanomaterials 2020, 10, 536.

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