Poly(ferrocenylsilane)-block-Polylactide Block Copolymers

M. Roerdink, Thomas S. van Zanten, Mark A. Hempenius, Zhiyuan Zhong, Jan Feijen, Gyula J. Vancso

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A PFS/PLA block copolymer was studied to probe the effect of strong surface interactions on pattern formation in PFS block copolymer thin films. Successful synthesis of PFS-b-PLA was demonstrated. Thin films of these polymers show phase separation to form PFS microdomains in a PLA matrix, and ultrathin films (<5 nm) formed SINPATs on silicon and mica. The SINPATs consisted of strongly surface-adsorbed PLA blocks on top of which the PFS blocks dewetted into sphere-like features. The lateral spacing between these features was regular, and was typically much larger than the length scale associated with regular block copolymer phase separation.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)2125-2130
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecular rapid communications
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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