Click chemistry and electro-grafting onto colloidally templated conducting polymer arrays

Edward L. Foster, Ajaykumar Bunha, Rigoberto Advincula

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Herein we developed a new approach of creating topologically and well-defined patterned polymeric surfaces via the "grafting to" approach. This was accomplished by either using colloidally templated "clickable" arrays, whereby the chemistry was performed directly onto the pattern or by subsequent backfilling with azido terminated SAM's. Similarly, direct grafting of electroactive temperature responsive oligo(ethylene glycol) methacrylic polymers to colloidally templated surfaces allowed for tunable ion gate formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3124-3134
Number of pages11
JournalPolymer (United Kingdom)
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul 6
Externally publishedYes



  • Colloidal templating
  • Electrodeposition
  • Ion gate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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