Authors Millaruelo, M. ; Sieczkowska, B. ; Messerschmidt, M. ; Mertig, M. ; Opitz, J. ; Eng, L. ; Pompe, W. ; Voit, B.
Title Photolabile Functional Polymers for Surface Patterning and Specific Attachment of Nanostructures
Date 16.03.2006
Number 13966
Abstract POLY 270 - The 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 26-30, 2006<br /><br />Patterned ultrathin films of organic materials play an important role in nanotechnology and biomedicine, where the presence of structured surfaces with functional elements become more and more essential for the performance of novel devices. Here we present different families of tailored functional polymers developed for the preparation of ultrathin films covalently attached on specific substrates (silicon/gold). The systems are composed up to three components with specific functions: a photolabile component, whether amino or carboxylic protected functional unit, which after irradiation releases the caged functional group, an adhesive comonomer to provide covalent attachment of the polymers to the substrate (silyloxy, glycidyl, thiol derivatives…) and finally methyl methacrylate or styrene for the formation of films with good quality. Preparation of ultrathin films of these materials and finally, UV/laser irradiation has allowed the creation of functional areas in specific places suitable for further modifications as the formation of supramolecular interactions or the attachment of nanostructures.
Publisher Polymer Preprints
Citation Polymer Preprints 47 (2006) 533-534

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