Synthesis and Application of Polyelectrolyte Brushes
Polymers and High Performance Materials
The synthesis of tethered polyelectrolyte brushes by the use of atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) offers a versatile technique with many advantages over traditional free radical polymerization methods. This group has synthesized both homopolymer and diblock copolymer polyelectrolyte brushes using ATRP. The response of these systems to changes in solvent and salt concentration has been investigated, with the degree of response being dependent upon the brush composition. The use of diblock copolymer polyelectrolyte brushes for synthesis of metallic nanoparticles has also been demonstrated.
ACS Symposium Series
Boyes, S. G.,
Brittain, W. J.
(2005). Synthesis and Application of Polyelectrolyte Brushes. ACS Symposium Series, 912, 55-67.
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