£-Caprolactone was epitaxially polymerized on the basal plane of graphite by the conventional ring-opening reaction. An ultra-thin polymer film remained upon washing the bulk polymer away as confirmed by Infrared and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopies. Direct observation by scanning tunneling microscopy revealed the chain packing of poly(e-caprolactone) as well as its epitaxial orientation in atomic detail.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Japan Academy Series B: Physical and Biological Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
- Physics and Astronomy(all)