Tunable Thermoresponsive Polymeric Platforms on Gold by Photoiniferter-Based Surface Grafting

Edmondo Maria Benetti, S.J. Zapotoczny, Gyula J. Vancso

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Thermoresponsive brushes with a tunable structure are grafted in a controlled way to gold substrates, exploiting an initiator-transfer-terminator agent (iniferter)-based photopolymerization. The chain length of the polymers is controlled by using UV light as a trigger and the end groups exposed are shown to be easily exchangeable following the grafting process. Reversible volume shrinkage/expansion, roughening, and variation of adhesion are observed.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)268-271
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced materials
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • IR-72327
  • Nanolithography
  • METIS-240349
  • Polymer brushes
  • Thermoresponsive materials
  • Photopolymerization

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