Preparation of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) film with a hydrophilic surface by direct surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization without pretreatment

Taichi Kimura, Motoyasu Kobayashi, Masamichi Morita, Atsushi Takahara

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Abstract

Surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) of tert-butyl acrylate was carried out directly from a nonmodified poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) [P(VDF-co-TrFE)] film surface to give a polymer brush, which was further converted to a poly(acrylic acid sodium salt) brush by hydrolysis. A hydrophilic surface was successfully created at the outermost surface of P(VDF-co-TrFE) film without any change in the bulk physical properties. Also the effect of surface nanotexture formation on wettability was investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)446-447
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume38
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 20 2009

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  • Chemistry(all)

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