Surface patterning of polyacrylamide gel using scanning electrochemical cell microscopy (SECCM)

Elizabeth E. Oseland, Zoë J. Ayres, Andrew Basile, David M. Haddleton, Paul Wilson, Patrick Robert Unwin

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Abstract

Scanning electrochemical cell microscopy is introduced as a new tool for the synthesis and deposition of polymers on SAM-functionalised Au surfaces. The deposition of poly(N-hydroxyethyl acrylamide) is shown to be enhanced through the electrochemical generation of activating Cu(i)Cl/Me6TREN catalyst. Initiation of the polymerisation reaction is most likely due to in situ generation of reactive oxygen species following oxygen reduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9929-9932
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume52
Issue number64
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Oseland, E. E., Ayres, Z. J., Basile, A., Haddleton, D. M., Wilson, P., & Unwin, P. R. (2016). Surface patterning of polyacrylamide gel using scanning electrochemical cell microscopy (SECCM). Chemical Communications, 52(64), 9929-9932. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6cc05153g