Fabrication of chemically tethered binary polymer-brush pattern through two-step surface-initiated atomic-transfer radical polymerization

Feng Zhou, Lei Jiang, Weimin Liu, Qunji Xue

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The communication provides a novel and alternative route to generate chemically tethered binary polymerbrush pattern through two-step surface-initiated atomictransfer radical polymerization (SI-ATRP). Polymer brush-1 was prepared by SI-ATRP, passivated by a reaction with NaN3, and etched with UV irradiation through a transmission electron microscopy grid to create exposed sites for the subsequently attached initiator on which polymer brush-2 was grown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1979-1983
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Atom-transfer radical polymerization (ATRP)
  • Monolayers
  • Pattern
  • Surface-initiated polymerization

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