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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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
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Apr 18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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