Surface grafted sulfobetaine polymers via atom transfer radical polymerization as superlow fouling coatings.

@article{Zhang2006SurfaceGS,
  title={Surface grafted sulfobetaine polymers via atom transfer radical polymerization as superlow fouling coatings.},
  author={Zheng Zhang and Shengfu Chen and Yung Chang and Shaoyi Jiang},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry. B},
  year={2006},
  volume={110 22},
  pages={10799-804}
}
One of the sulfobetaine methacrylate (SBMA) monomers, N-(3-sulfopropyl)-N-(methacryloxyethyl)-N,N-dimethylammonium betaine, was polymerized onto initiator-covered gold surfaces using atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) to form uniform polymer brushes. Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) with ATRP initiators were characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The thickness of grafted poly(SBMA) films was measured by ellipsometry. Fibrinogen… CONTINUE READING