In situ characterization of thermo-responsive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) films with sum-frequency generation spectroscopy.

@article{Kurz2010InSC,
  title={In situ characterization of thermo-responsive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) films with sum-frequency generation spectroscopy.},
  author={Volker Kurz and Michael Grunze and Patrick Koelsch},
  journal={Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 7},
  pages={1425-9}
}
The thermo-responsive behaviour of thiol modified poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (pNIPAM) films immobilized on gold are probed by in situ broadband sum-frequency generation (SFG) spectroscopy. The pNIPAM films were prepared by atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) using a nitro-biphenyl-thiol (NBT)-SAM on a polycrystalline gold surface as a substrate… CONTINUE READING