A versatile, fast, and efficient method of visible-light-induced surface grafting polymerization.

@article{Xiong2014AVF,
  title={A versatile, fast, and efficient method of visible-light-induced surface grafting polymerization.},
  author={Xinhong Xiong and Wei Liu and Yafei Luan and Jun Du and Zhaoqiang Wu and Hong Chen},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2014},
  volume={30 19},
  pages={5474-80}
}
To overcome the problem caused by the lability of the Au-S bond, we demonstrate the first use of Mn2(CO)10 for visible-light-induced surface grafting polymerization on Au surfaces in this paper. The visible-light-induced surface grafting of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAAm) has the features of a "controlled" polymerization, which is characterized by a linear relationship between the thickness of the grafting layer and the monomer concentration. Ellipsometry indicated the formation of… CONTINUE READING