Surface and Site-Specific Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization Initiated by Dip-Pen Nanolithography

Xiaogang Liu, Shouwu Guo, Chad A. Mirkin*

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Abstract

Arrays of nanoscale polymer brushes have been synthesized on both metallic and insulating substrates by a combination of dip-pen nanolithography and surface-initiated ring-opening metathesis polymerization (see atomic force microscopy image). This approach provides control over patterned polymer feature size, brush length, and composition. The technique points towards a way of rapidly making combinatorial libraries of functional polymer nanostructures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4785-4789
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume42
Issue number39
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 13 2003

Keywords

  • Lithography
  • Nanostructures
  • Polymers
  • Ringopening polymerization
  • Scanning probe microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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