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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Polymers and Plastics
- Organic Chemistry