Assembly of ultrathin polymer multilayer films by click chemistry

Georgina K. Such, John F. Quinn, Anthony Quinn, Elvira Tjipto, Frank Caruso

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Layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly is a versatile and robust technique for fabricating tailored thin films of diverse composition. Herein we report a new method of covalent coupling, click chemistry, to facilitate the LbL assembly of thin films. Linear film growth was observed using both UV-vis and FTIR spectroscopy, and film thicknesses were determined by ellipsometry and atomic force microscopy. The assembled films are shown to be stable in a wide pH range. This technique offers the potential to enable the synthesis of new types of stable and responsive LbL films from a variety of polymers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9318-9319
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes

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