Title

Synthesis of Terminally Functionalized (Co)polymers Via Reversible Addition Fragmentation Chain Transfer Polymerization and Subsequent Immobilization to Solid Surfaces With Potential Biosensor Applications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2005

Department

Polymers and High Performance Materials

Abstract

Herein we report our recent progress in the preparation of stimuli-responsive, terminally functionalized (co)polymers by a controlled radical polymerization (CRP) technique known as reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization. We also investigate the potential application of RAFT-generated polymers for sensor and microfluidic applications and the preparation of polymeric bio-conjugates. Three classes of polymers-salt-repsonsive, pH-responsive, and temperature-responsive-have been synthesized in our laboratories and our attempts to immobilize these on to surfaces are reviewed.

Publication Title

ACS Symposium Series

Volume

912

First Page

43

Last Page

54