Tribological properties of hydrophilic polymer brushes

Motoyasu Kobayashi, Atsushi Takahara, Kazuhiko Ishihara

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The hydrophilic polymer brushes consisted with poly(2,3-dihydroxypropyl methacrylate) (poly(2)) and poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine) (poly(3)) were prepared by surface-initiated ATRP of (2,2-dimethyl-1,3-dioxolan- 4-yl)methyl methacrylate (1) and 3 on the initiator-immobilized silicon wafer. Frictional properties of the poly(2) and (3) brushes were characterized by sliding a glass ball probe on the polymer brush surfaces in air and water under the load of 0.49 N at a sliding rate of 90 mm/min. Friction coefficient of poly(3) brush was lower than that of poly(2) in water. Further low friction coefficient was observed, even in air, by sliding a glass ball immobilized with poly(3) brush on the surface of poly(3)-immobilized silicon wafer even in air.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Polymer Preprints, Japan
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Yamagata, Japan
Duration: Sep 20 2005Sep 22 2005


Other54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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