Surface segregation of a branched polymer with hydrophilic poly[2-(2-ethoxy)ethoxyethyl vinyl ether] side chains

Shin Sugimoto, Yukari Oda, Toyoaki Hirata, Ruriko Matsuyama, Hisao Matsuno, Keiji Tanaka

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    Abstract

    A poly[2-(2-ethoxy)ethoxyethyl vinyl ether] macromonomer with a terminal vinyl group synthesized by living cationic polymerization was successively copolymerized with methyl methacrylate by atom transfer radical polymerization. The branched polymer mixed into poly(methyl methacrylate) was preferentially segregated at the film surface, leading to an anti-biofouling polymer surface.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)505-510
    Number of pages6
    JournalPolymer Chemistry
    Volume8
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 21 2017

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Bioengineering
    • Biochemistry
    • Polymers and Plastics
    • Organic Chemistry

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