Ultradense polymer brushes by adsorption

Wiebe M. De Vos, J. Mieke Kleijn, Arie De Keizer, Martien A.Cohen Stuart

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Standing room only: Dense polymer brushes can be prepared by adsorbing a diblock copolymer comprising a neutral block and a polyelectrolyte block to an oppositely charged polyelectrolyte brush (see picture). The density of the resulting neutral brush is determined by charge compensation, leading to brush densities well over 1 nm-2. The diblock copolymer can be desorbed by changing the solution conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5369-5371
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Adsorption
  • Block copolymers
  • Complex coacervation
  • Polymer brushes
  • Self-assembly


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