Surface initiated living cationic polymerization of 2-oxazolines

Rainer Jordan, Abraham Ulman

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A self-assembled monolayer on a planar gold substrate has been used to initiate the living cationic ring-opening polymerization of 2-ethyl-2-oxazoline. The polymer chain end was functionalized with an alkyl moiety by means of the termination reaction in order to form an amphiphilic brush-type layer. The resulting layer (d ~ 10 nm) of linear poly(N-propionylethylenimine) (PPEI) is of uniform thickness and was found to be very stable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-247
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 21 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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