Surface-initiated ring-opening metathesis polymerization on Si/SiO2

Namyong Y. Kim, Noo Li Jeon, Insung S. Choi, Seiichi Takami, Yoshiko Harada, Krista R. Finnie, Gregory S. Girolami, Ralph G. Nuzzo, George M. Whitesides, Paul E. Laibinis

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Abstract

A method for growing thin polymer films from the surface of a silicon wafer bearing a native oxide (Si/SiO2) by ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) is described. The norbornene-derived polymer films were prepared with a wide range of thicknesses up to 1 μm and with a control over the chemical composition of the film perpendicular to the surface. It was observed that surface-initiated polymerization using ROMP can be used to grow covalently attached norbornene-based polymer films from an oxide surface by solution phase procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2793-2795
Number of pages3
JournalMacromolecules
Volume33
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Apr 18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Kim, N. Y., Jeon, N. L., Choi, I. S., Takami, S., Harada, Y., Finnie, K. R., Girolami, G. S., Nuzzo, R. G., Whitesides, G. M., & Laibinis, P. E. (2000). Surface-initiated ring-opening metathesis polymerization on Si/SiO2. Macromolecules, 33(8), 2793-2795. https://doi.org/10.1021/ma000046c