Surface-initiated polymerization on self-assembled monolayers: Effect of reaction conditions

Ursula Schmelmer, Anne Paul, Alexander Küller, Rainer Jordan, Armin Gölzhäuser, Michael Grunze, Abraham Ulman

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Self-assembled monolayers of 4′-nitro-4-mercaptobiphenyl were modified by electron beam irradiation and diazotization to create a surface-bond asymmetric azo initiator for the surface-initiated polymerization (SIP). The effect of different reaction conditions upon the thermally and photochemical initiated SIP was investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-230
Number of pages8
JournalMacromolecular Symposia
StatePublished - Oct 2004


  • Azo initiator
  • Decomposition
  • Polymer brushes
  • Self-assembled monolayers
  • Surface-initiated polymerization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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