Journal article

Stabilization and Functionalization of Polymer Multilayers and Capsules via Thiol-Ene Click Chemistry

Luke A Connal, Cameron R Kinnane, Alexander N Zelikin, Frank Caruso

Chemistry of Materials | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2009


A generalized, dual stabilization and fictionalization, metal catalyst-free approach in preparation of stable LbL multilayers and capsules by light initiated thiol-ene click chemistry was reported. PMA (polymethyl methacrylate) was functionalized with thiol or ene moieties using carbodiimide coupling protocols. The stability of the multilayer was examined by immersion of the particles into pH 7 solution. LbL assembly was performed by alternately exposing the substrates of silica particles or gold electrodes to solutions of poly(vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP) and the functionalized PMA polymers. Fluorescence microscopy confirmed the formation of PVP/PMA multilayer on the particles after exposure to ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian Research Council under the Federation Fellowship (F.C.), Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship (A.N.Z.), and Discovery Project (F.C.) schemes. Brigitte Stadler and Almar Postma are thanked for assistance with the TEM and SEM experiments, respectively.