Scalable Air-Tolerant μL-Volume Synthesis of Thick Poly(SPMA) Brushes Using SI-ARGET-ATRP

Lars Bastiaan Veldscholte*, Sissi de Beer

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We present a facile procedure for preparing thick (up to 300 nm) poly(3-sulfopropyl methacrylate) brushes using SI-ARGET-ATRP by conducting the reaction in a fluid film between the substrate and a coverslip. This method is advantageous in a number of ways: it does not require deoxygenation of the reaction solution, and the monomer conversion is much higher than usual since only a minimal amount of solution (microliters) is used, resulting in a tremendous reduction (∼50×) of wasted reagents. Moreover, this method is particularly suitable for grafting brushes to large substrates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7652–7657
Number of pages6
JournalACS Applied Polymer Materials
Issue number9
Early online date24 Aug 2023
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sept 2023


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